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this issue 

You're probably accustomed to seeing a much more 
attractive photo on this page, but I'm filling in for Old 
Times editor Andrea Aster while she looks after her 
newborn son Sam Elijah during a 12-month maternity leave. 

While it's my good fortune to take on this position and 
oversee Old Times, it's even more fortuitous that much of 
this issue revolves around athletics. While my high school 
was nowhere near as prestigious as Upper Canada College, I 
played varsity football, tennis, basketball, badminton and vol- 
leyball, and played high-level baseball and badminton outside 
of school. I certainly didn't consider myself a gifted athlete, 
but was often able to get ahead by out-thinking and working 
harder than many of my opponents. 

Getting the most out of your brain and body are keys 
to success in sports, and life in general, and UCC's Ath- 
letic Review Committee had this in mind when it set out to 
examine the role of athletics at the school. The College has an 
enviable history of sporting success, but is always looking for 
ways to improve upon that level of excellence while turning 
out well-rounded young men who also excel academically and 
socially. While conducting its research, the committee came 
up with the school's first mission statement on athletics: 

"As a vital pillar in the education of boys, athletics at Upper 
Canada College strives to develop exemplary character through 
commitment, teamwork and the pursuit of excellence." 

The ways in which UCC is accomplishing this goal is 
outlined in our cover story by award-winning amateur sports 
reporter David Grossman, who talked to current and former 
athletes and coaches to get their perspectives on the role of 
athletics at the College and how it's balanced with its aca- 
demic mandate. 

This issue includes profiles of Old Boys who've enjoyed 
careers in sports as athletes, coaches and executives, and a 

look at the new generation of current students and 2011 grad- 
uates who are continuing the proud Blues tradition. There's 
also an interview with Dr. John Ratey, author of Spark: The 
Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain, 
who talks about how exercise promotes learning. 

UCC's Richard Wernham & Julia West Centre for Learning 
(CFL) is described by executive director Mary Gauthier as a 
"fitness centre for the brain," and you can read about how the 
CFL has provided organizational support and student-specific 
techniques to improve boys' learning skills over the past 
10 years. 

A major public fundraising campaign to revitalize UCC's 
boarding program kicks off this fall, and money earmarked 
for renovations to the College's two residences, increased 
scholarships and an expanded range of activities for boarders 
should help solidify UCC's position in the upper echelon of 
boarding schools for boys around the globe. 

I grew up in Stratford, Ont. and returned there this sum- 
mer to see Camelot and The Merry Wives of Windsor at the 
Festival Theatre. Both plays star Old Boy Geraint Wyn Davies 
75, and he told me about his wide-ranging acting career the 
day after those two stirring performances. 

Another Old Boy, Craig Cohon '82, is heavily involved with 
stage productions as well. You can read about how the man 
who introduced Coca-Cola to Russia is doing it behind the 
scenes as the vice-chairman of Cirque du Soleil's Russian and 
Ukrainian operations — while living on a luxurious barge on 
London, England's River Thames. 

There's a lot to learn and catch up on in this issue of Old 
Times, and I'm confident that my first time steering this 
ship will live up to the high standards of what readers have 
become accustomed to enjoying. 
Steve McLean, Editor ■ 


The Old Times editorial staff welcomes your letters, but reserves the right to edit them because of space restrictions. Please write 
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Recalling the great 

"battle of the sexes" debate 

I very much enjoyed your Old Times 
article on UCC debating; it brought back 
fond memories of my own involvement 
in the "sport." 
I served as president of the UCC debating club in my 
last year at the College, during which we participated in a 

tremendously exciting (for us) , unprecedented opportunity. 
This was a televised debate against a team representing 
the Bishop Strachan girls' boarding school. I can't recall 
the resolution, but it had something to do with male/female 
capabilities. We won! We took some flak for our "merciless" 
attack on the ladies, which we might have been spared had 
the debate taken place post-women's lib; then, again, we 
might have been beaten! 
— John (Jack) Bower '53 




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Cover story 

2 Athletic Review 

UCC's record of sporting success is enviable, and the 
College's Athletic Review should ensure that it continues 
to balance that with academic achievement and social 
responsibility. The section also includes articles on Old 
Boys involved with sports, up-and-coming athletes and 
how physical activity aids learning. 


16 UCC's "Brain Fitness Centre" 

The Richard Wernham & Julia West Centre for Learning 
has catered to boys' learning needs and helped them 
succeed for a decade. 

18 Boarding Forever 

The public phase of a $14-million fundraising campaign 
to rejuvenate UCC's boarding program launches this fall. 

20 Geraint Wyn Davies 

One of Canada's most respected actors reflects on his 
time at UCC and his subsequent career. 

22 Life's a circus for Craig Cohon 

He introduced Coca-Cola to Russia, and now he's doing 
the same thing with Cirque du Soleil. 

In every issue 

14 Remember When 

Take a look back at some of the biggest years in UCC 
sports over the past eight decades. 

24 UCC Today 

Ted Turner speaks to Class of 2011; Old Boy Loudon 
Owen's company wins $290-million legal battle; UCC's 
math department is a busy place. 

29 Ask an Old Boy 

Les Nemethy '75 offers advice on assuring the success- 
ful sale of a business. 

32 Milestones 

Marriages, births and passings. 

34 Comings & Goings 

Changes to UCC faculty and staff. 

35 Class Notes 

55 Where Have They Gone? 

Find out where the Class of 2011 will be attending 

56 Upcoming Events 

Summer/Fall 2011 Old Times 1 

By David Grossman 

Back in the days when Upper Canada College was 
created and developed as a feeder system to the 
University of Toronto, someone thought about devel- 
oping a sports program at the all-boys independent school 
like no other. 

People saw it as a social experience, one of teamwork and 
learning, which was merged with essential academic require- 
ments to become an integral part of a student's education. 
Sports became a school bastion of success with multiple 
stories of excellence, determination and desire, and UCC 
continues to be a launching pad for well-rounded students 
who join the many alumni who've made major contributions 
to society. 

There's been no shortage of UCC role models over the 
years. There have been dozens of leaders, ranging from 
National Hockey League player Brian Conacher '61 (the 
son of the legendary Lionel Conacher, who was voted the 
top Canadian athlete of the first half of the 20th century) to 
recent ambassador Dan Bederman '05, a behemoth offensive 
lineman on the Vanier Cup-winning Queen's University Gaels 
who represented Canada at the International Federation of 
American Football Senior Men's World Championships in 
Austria this summer. 

But evaluations continue to take place and program adjust- 
ments are implemented in order to maintain a level of excel- 
lence that's measured by more than trophies and medals. 

UCC established an athletic review committee to examine var- 
sity and intramural athletic programs that offer about 80 opportu- 
nities in sport for students. This task force's goal is to ensure that 
programs both meet the needs of students and emphasize the 
crucial role of mentors and coaches, so that boys benefit from 
a well-rounded, first-rate athletic experience that should also 
lead to a positive classroom experience. 

"Any way you examine it, sports are a huge part of a 
high school education," says John D. Eaton 79, who played 
football and lacrosse when he attended the College. "I went 
to UCC because of its history, its heritage and family tradi- 
tion. Sports brought out a great deal of develop- 
ing the mind, taking care of your physical 
appearance and the spirit of the game. 
I saw sports as the education you got 
outside of the traditional classroom." 

While UCC strives to identify top 
student athletes with a reputation for 
excellence, academic success remains 
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financial assistance is available to all boys who otherwise 
couldn't afford to attend. 

Stu Lang 70, who won the Herbert Mason Medal of 
Distinction in his graduating year at UCC and is now the 
head football coach at the University of Guelph, was asked 
to return to his alma mater to chair a task force to review 
athletics. Not short of ideas or opinions, Lang didn't think the 
College had it right when it pertained to athletics. He believes 
UCC students have to be leaders. 

"The school builds leaders — it's straightforward," says 
Lang, whose success in football with the UCC Blues and 
Queen's University led to five Grey Cup victories with the 
Edmonton Eskimos during a Canadian Football League career 
that lasted from 1974 to 1981. "To do that, you always have 
to be making changes to benefit the student, especially when 
UCC pushes for excellence in everything." 

Lang and the 10-member task force, which undertook a 
broad consultation with members of the UCC community, came 
up with the school's first mission statement on athletics: "As a 
vital pillar in the education of boys, athletics at Upper Canada 
College strives to develop exemplary character through com- 
mitment, teamwork and the pursuit of excellence." 

UCC is more than a centre for varsity sports and elite ath- 
letes. It's about education, staying fit, participating, learning 
from peers and not fearing embarrassment because someone 
else might have developed athletic skills a touch quicker. 
Every student has one hour a day set aside for physical edu- 
cation classes, practices for school teams and a compulsory 
intramural program. 

"They are physically active with structured programs — 
nothing less," says Prep School athletics director Nigel White. 
"After one hour, the boys know they have been through a 
workout that's very beneficial to their health and well-being." 

Brent MacKay grew up in New Brunswick, played several 
sports, graduated from the University of Toronto and knows 
athletic therapy like the back of his hand. As director of 

athletics for UCC's Upper School, he's overseen sports at the 
College for the past 22 years and plays a key role in selecting, 
training and evaluating coaches. 

"It's good to examine where we are, but to make things 
real good, you have to have good people," says MacKay. "It has 
taken us a while to get a certain kind of coach in all our sports 
— people who know what they're doing, care about the students 
and have the mechanism to help them get to the next level." 

UCC won 10 team titles and a combined 17 national and 
provincial gold medals in the past school year, so some solid 
staffing decisions have obviously been made. 

"We're a teacher-coach model," says MacKay. "That's the 
best way to do it with young people. 

"I have lots of priorities, but number one is making sure 
that our students and coaches are viewed as a class act. How 
they represent themselves and our school is very important." 

UCC's outstanding facilities have also been a magnet for 
one of the largest school sports programs in Canada. 

The $17.5-million William P. Wilder '40 Arena and Sports 
Complex offers year-round opportunities for physical fitness 
and Olympic and NHL-sized ice rinks. There are more facili- 
ties at the Foster and Bill Hewitt Centre, a swimming pool, a 
baseball diamond, a cricket pitch, a running track and a turf 
field for football, rugby, soccer and lacrosse. A sports injury 
clinic with complete rehabilitative facilities is also on campus. 

UCC's facilities are what appealed to Andrew Young, a 
16-year-old multi-sport athlete. 

"When my brothers went to UCC, I had this wish that 
maybe I would be fortunate and do the same," says Young, 
the captain of the rugby team, a forward in basketball and a 
linebacker in football. "And now that I am at UCC, there is 
this sense of accomplishment. 

"You're always being pushed in the right direction by 
great coaches and teachers. It's been good for me, keeps me 
focused, and I realize how fortunate I am." 

Henry Bloemen, who graduated in May and has moved on 
to Queen's University to pursue a career in urban planning, 
will miss UCC. 

"It's been an amazing life experience," says Bloemen, 
awarded the Alexander Logie Medal after coaches determined 
that he was the most outstanding athlete in the 201 1 graduat- 
ing class. "Staff helped me, never had a bad coach, they were 
like mentors and fostered a love for sport. 

"I won't kid you, it has been a tough road here, but I worked 
very hard for my grades. If I had to do it all over again, there is 
no other place that I would rather be than at UCC." 

Bloemen will carry some great UCC sports memories for 
the rest of his life. He was a midfielder and most valuable 
player on the soccer team that blanked Appleby 2-0 to win 
the Conference of Independent Schools Athletic Association 
championship. He was dominant at the fly half position in 

4 Old Times Summer/Fall 2011 

UCC's 24-7 rugby win over Appleby for another league title. 

UCC has had both moments of glory and disappointments 
over its long sports history. 

Stop 20 Old Boys, parents, faculty members or fans at 
UCC events, and the likelihood is you'll receive 20 different 
answers to the question: What's the top highlight in UCC 
sports history? 

For me, it was the blast from the past from the hockey stick of 
Andrew Will '93, a defenseman with the Blues in 1992. The setting 
was Port Credit Arena and what would be the first of five provin- 
cial high school hockey championships in a span of 10 years. 

Will took a slap shot from 25 feet out, the goalie from St. 
Joseph's/Scollard Hall of North Bay was slightly screened, and 
the puck hit the back of the net. The Blues were number one. 

"I remember it very well," says Will, the admissions 
director at Salisbury School in Salisbury, Conn. "It was pure 
ecstasy, a great game, but so were my days at UCC. 

"My parents made huge sacrifices so that my brother and 
I could go there. It was a tremendous opportunity, to be for- 
tunate to benefit from a robust sports program is what I liked, 
but also a very memorable experience and a great education." 

"At UCC, every student benefits with the entire package," 
says White. "It's very important that we set students up for 
success, and every mechanism is in place to ensure that stud- 
ies don't suffer because a student is involved in a league game 

or may be very aggressive in intramural activities." 

Efforts are made to schedule games, particularly leading up 
to Grade 7, after school and on Saturday mornings so students 
aren't denied critical class time. Teachers, aware of potential 
scheduling conflicts, make every effort to help students and 
put materials online through a service called Blackboard so 
that they can follow up on what they may have missed. 

The Richard Wernham & Julia West Centre for Learning 
offers individualized learning support to all students, assists 
them in developing strategies appropriate to their learning 
profile and provides a comfortable atmosphere for boys to do 
their work before and after extracurricular activities. 

Jim Power, UCC's principal and an enthusiastic supporter 
of athletics, says an emphasis on character development 
and maturity are crucial components stressed by the school 
administration and carefully adapted by staff and coaches. 

"We strive for excellence — nothing less. I have great 
expectations for the boys at UCC and spend a great deal of 
time working with our staff to find ways to help our students 
grow, learn and mature. We know we have a great athletic 
program, but it's also more than just winning games. 

"The challenge is always to find the right formula of teach- 
ers who have the same passion for a program after school that 
they do for teaching. As long as that happens, we can't ask for 
anything more." ■ 


By Kerry Doole 

Many of us know the sense of physical and emotional 
wellbeing that comes from an intense workout, a long 
jog or playing a team sport. But what if such activities also 
made us smarter? 

That's the finding of Dr. John Ratey, associate clinical 
professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. His 2008 
book, Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exer- 
cise and the Brain, continues to have a major impact upon 
organizations and academic institutions worldwide. In a 
subsequent article in The American Journal of Play, Ratey 
and Jacob Sattelmair cited evidence that physical activity 
"provides physical, social and intellectual stimulation which 
creates a positive challenge or stress to the brain, which in 
turn causes the brain to adapt, resulting in healthy cognitive 

"Exercise helps in three distinct ways to promote learn- 
ing," Ratey tells Old Times. "The first is it makes for a better 

learner. It works on brain systems, like the attention system, 
motivation, the ability to resist impulses and deal with frus- 
tration. It also improves the memory network. 

"Secondly, it prepares the neurocells we have to be in 
the optimal circumstance for them to grow. We don't learn 
anything unless our brain cells grow. Creating the great inner 
environment that happens when you exercise helps our brain 
cells grow. The third thing is the one most people focus on. 
That is what we call neuro-genesis, or the production of new 
brain cells. Exercise promotes that more than anything else 
we know." 

Mary Gauthier, executive director of Upper Canada Col- 
lege's Richard Wernham & Julia West Centre for Learning, has 
declared herself a fan of Ratey's work. 

"We talk about the Centre for Learning being a 'fitness 
centre for your brain,' so when I read Spark I was thrilled. 
The Centre for Learning team has just written a second 
volume to our first book, Centred for Learning. We refer to 
Spark directly in the book, and we used it to inspire us." 

Participation in sports and physical exercise is strongly 
emphasized at UCC. 

"Our focus is the whole boy, so health and fitness is criti- 
cal," says Gauthier. "The wide choice of sporting activities we 
offer encourages participation and helps each student find 
their passion. 

"We also now encourage the boys to take an active study 
break. We have made up posters we display around the school 
that stress the link between what you do in action and what 
you learn and think." 

Both Gauthier and Ratey stress the positive emotional and 
social results of participation in sports and exercise programs. 

"The benefits are physical and emotional, in terms of pro- 
moting confidence and health and happiness," says Gauthier, 
while Ratey notes that "teachers, principals and colleges respond 
to the fact it makes the students' brains work better. They log 
in the information quicker and better and faster. I think people 
don't even realize the impact on the emotional side." 

A growing number of schools have beefed up physi- 
cal education and exercise regimens for their students and 
achieved positive results in alleviating stress and anxiety and 
reducing aggression. 

"The first thing that happens is a decrease in discipline 
problems," Ratey says. "We helped initiate a program in a Bar- 
rie classroom (at Allandale Heights Public School) for their 
25 worst bad boys. In just three months with this program, 
suspensions went down from 95 to five." 

The phrase "jog the brain" now has a new and 
exciting connotation. ■ 

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By Steve McLean 

Involvement in athletics led to careers in 
sports for these UCC graduates, who've enjoyed 
success on the field, on the ice, on the water 
and at their desks. 


By Mark Keast 

Mark Cohon '85 remembers a UCC experience driven by one 
of his great passions in life: football. 

Cohon — the son of McDonald's of Canada founder 
George Cohon and the commissioner of the Canadian Football 
League — played football, tennis, rugby and other sports dur- 
ing his five years at the College. 

"When you go to UCC, it's not just about academics," 
Cohon says. "It's about being a steward. It's about taking 
international trips. It's about getting involved in the commu- 
nity. It's about being engaged in sports. All of those things in 
totality help create very healthy students who go on to 
be leaders." 

Cohon went on to Northwestern University in Chicago, 111., 
where he majored in communication studies and graduated 
with a bachelor of science degree. He worked as director of 
corporate and game development with Major League Baseball 
and with the National Basketball Association, where he was 
director and group manager of international marketing, man- 
aging director of NBA Europe and vice-president of business 

Cohon then became president and CEO of an event ticket- 
ing firm called AudienceView before replacing fellow Old Boy 
Tom Wright as CFL commissioner. The Toronto Blue Jays, 
the new Wembley Stadium in London, England, Churchill 
Downs (the home of the Kentucky Derby horse race) and 

MGM Inc. were clients added during Cohon's time as head of 

Cohon keeps in touch with many of his UCC peers and 
says he learned many lessons in leadership during his time at 
the school. 

"It really prepares you for college. How do you step up 
and be a leader? How do you pick up a teammate when they 
are down?" 

Winning on the football field and the camaraderie that 
arose from those experiences are some of Cohon's fondest 
memories of his time at UCC, and he goes out of his way to 
praise football coach Dave Hadden. 

"He was a great coach. He was tough in terms of making 
you run hard plays and work hard. He liked guys who 
hit hard." 

Cohon's passion for football has carried on to his present 
role with the CFL. 

"Fans know that I played the game, and love it," he says. 



By Mark Keast 

Colin Greening '05 remembers coming to UCC as a young 
hockey player and leaving the school as a more mature, well- 
rounded individual. 

"That was my first time away from home," says the St. 
John's, Nfld. native. "It was a big adjustment for me." 

Greening attended UCC for two years before graduating 
and boarded while he was there. His focus away from aca- 
demics was hockey, but he says one of the College's biggest 
appeals is the wealth of extracurricular activities at students' 
disposal in one of the biggest cities in North America. 

"There are so many opportunities and resources that 
are given to you. If you are a pure academic, things can get 
lonely. But there are so many options available that one can't 

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help but be busy. It doesn't have to be sports. It can be poli- 
tics, music, arts. 

"The biggest thing for me was mental growth, learning 
how to live on my own, and do things like my own shopping, 
make doctor's appointments. I learned so much about time 

Greening recalls the quantity of academic work during 
his time at UCC, and the expectations to keep his grades up 
while balancing a burgeoning hockey career. 

"I thought I did really well staying on top of everything. 
Once you get behind, it's very difficult to get caught up. Stay- 
ing on top of my studies was the key." 

Greening played junior hockey in Nanaimo, B.C. for a 
season after graduation before restarting his academic career 
and getting top grades during four years at Cornell University. 
The 25-year-old credits UCC coaches Kent Hutton, Steve 
McKell, Andrew Will and Brian Green for having a big influ- 
ence on his development. 

"The coaches there really helped me build a base for 
college hockey," he says. "They helped keep my head on 
straight, keeping me in check." 

Greening split his time this past season between the 
American Hockey League's Binghamton Senators, which won 
the Calder Cup, and the National Hockey League's Ottawa 
Senators. The 6'3" left winger signed a three-year contract 
with Ottawa in May after scoring 13 points in 24 games with 
the parent club and is looking to stick in the NHL throughout 
this season. 


By Mark Keast 

Dave Hadden 71 was selected in the first round of the 1974 
Canadian Football League draft following stellar perfor- 
mances as a running back at UCC and Queen's University, and 
spent his best seasons with the Toronto Argonauts. 

Hadden was a captain and MVP at Queen's in the football 
program, and was rookie of the year in hockey for the Golden 
Gaels. He started the first six games with the Argos in 1975 
and 11 games the next season. He played professionally until 
1979 and then moved into a teaching career. He was head- 
master of Lakefield College School in Peterborough, Ont. for 
23 years. 

Skills honed on the football field during Hadden's UCC 
playing days, particularly when it came to teamwork, were 
invaluable. "It's one thing for a team to come together, but it's 
a whole other thing when you are sharing desks (with your 
teammates) as well," he says. 

Hadden calls boarding at the College as a Grade 7 student 
the most "formative" year of his life and that boarding made 

his time at the school much "richer and fuller." Today he 
serves as UCC's senior advisor to the principal (boarding), 
and his desire to see more youngsters experience what he did 
is what drives him. 

"I just think to be able to at least spend some of your time 
in an environment like that, where you really have to stand 
on your feet, is invaluable. One becomes less dependent and 
more independent and, while that is challenging at the time, 
it is also strengthening over time." 

Hadden admits that going to UCC was demanding, but 
in a good way. Students go in as boys and emerge from it 
as business, political, sports and cultural leaders who were 
molded in an environment where academic, social and ath- 
letic standards are high. Hadden says finding your place in an 
all-boy environment is a challenge, but the camaraderie of the 
experience and the discipline inherent in UCC's multi-faceted 
education program serves individuals well. 

"UCC is a fast track. Those who go there and participate 
in the variety of programs with other like-minded and com- 
mitted people are very fortunate to be doing so." 


By Mark Keast 

Matthew Guinness-King '99 says one of the factors that propelled 
him through a successful educational experience at UCC was the 
influence of the many mentors he met along the way. 

"UCC really understands what it takes to educate a young 
person. That's the key: producing well-rounded leaders . . . 
with good morals and values. It's a complete education." 

As a rugby star at the College, much of the mentoring 
King received was on the sporting field from the likes of Brent 
MacKay, Derek Poon, Tom Adair and Dave Lougheed, a team- 
mate on Canada's 2003 World Cup rugby squad. 

After graduating, King moved on to Canada's senior men's 

8 Old Times Summer/Fall 2011 

rugby team, where he has 15 international caps. He was a 
captain of the Canadian senior men's sevens team and was 
the most valuable player of that side in 2005. He balanced 
his rugby career by enrolling in the Richard Ivey School of 
Business at the University of Western Ontario. He also has an 
educational background in English and biochemistry. 

King enrolled at England's Cambridge University, where 
he's finishing a master of business administration (MBA) 
degree, in September 2010. A back injury hampered his 
rugby, but his passion for the sport has been re-invigorated 
at Cambridge and he was recently voted captain of its Blues 
rugby team. He'll retire from rugby after Cambridge's big 
match against archrival Oxford in December, which will coin- 
cide with the completion of his MBA. 

King extended his MBA by four months to write a dis- 
sertation that examines the paradox between intra-squad 
competition and the team concept. Despite an individual's 
will and need to excel, players still must do the grimt work 
to make teammates better and so the team operates as a 
cohesive unit, says King. This approach can also be applied in 
the business world. 

The foundation for acquiring his leadership qualities was 
laid at UCC, where King took part in a variety of activities 
that helped him mature from a young boy from Hickson, Ont. 
into a young man ready to take on the world. 

"I made sure that I got involved," he says. 


and then professionally with the Canadian Football League's 
Edmonton Eskimos. Lang was a slotback who was part of five 
Grey Cup-winning teams and played in the 1976 all-star game. 

Lang fondly remembers rivalries among the Little Big 
Four and UCC's games against archrivals Trinity College 
School, Ridley College and St. Andrew's College like they 
were last weekend. 

"Initially I fought my mom and dad's decision to send me 
to a private school," says Lang, since most of his friends were 
in the public system. "I balked at it a bit. I didn't know any- 
one. But it ended up being the five best years of my life." 

Lang was so skilled on the field that he was asked to play 
for the varsity football team, full of older boys he respected, 
when he was in Grade 11. "Those guys were almost your 
idols," he says of the honour he felt in joining the top team. 

UCC had experienced a tough loss against Ridley, but it beat 
the St. Catharines, Ont. school the year that Lang moved up. As 
the clock was running down on the revenge victory, Lang was 
overcome by emotion when he prepared to run back a punt. 

"I remember crying," he says. "Maybe I shouldn't admit 
that, but it was a big deal beating Ridley that day." 

Lang became involved in CCL Industries Inc., a spe- 
cialty packaging company owned by his family and based in 
Toronto, after football. He was president of CCL Label Inter- 
national prior to his 2006 retirement, and now serves on the 
company's board of directors. Lang was named head coach 
of the University of Guelph Gryphons football team last year 
after serving as receivers coach for UCC's varsity squad. 

By Mark Keast 

Sports were a huge part of life when Stu Lang 70 was 
a UCC student, and they helped forge friendships that he 
maintains today. 

Football was where Lang made a significant mark later in 
life — first at Queen's University (where he was inducted into 
the Sports Hall of Fame after starring in football and hockey) 


By Mark Keast 

Jamie Rolph '89 studied psychology at the University of West- 
ern Ontario before moving into a career in business, but his 
early interest in sports always stuck with him. 

Summer/Fall 2011 Old Times 9 

Rolph joined a small, family-owned clothing company in 
Toronto and worked his way up the ladder as far as he could 
go before moving to a company that sold licensed professional 
sports league clothing. 

It was through hockey that Rolph found his real niche in 
the work world — first in athlete marketing with Newport 
Sports Management, one of the largest companies repre- 
senting National Hockey League players, and then through 
launching his own company, Athlete Marketing Group. 

Athlete Marketing Group connects its network of more than 
190 athletes — including NHL stars Zdeno Chara, Rick Nash, 
Duncan Keith, Carey Price and Jonas Hiller, as well as Olympic 
gold medalist freestyle skier Alexandre Bilodeau — with 
opportunities and partnerships in the corporate world. These 
can range from something as simple as personal appearances 
to more complicated corporate endorsement deals. 

Rolph points to his time as a goalie on UCC's varsity hockey 
team as an impetus for the career success he enjoys now. 

"I started on the hockey team back in Grade 5. 1 could 
barely skate. I borrowed equipment. But I made the team. I 
ended up growing up with those guys. The friendships and 
camaraderie are what I remember the most." 

Teacher and coach Mark Hord was an important mentor 
for Rolph when he started hockey in Grade 5, as were varsity 
team coaches Brent MacKay and David Turner later on. 

"They taught people to embrace their roles on the team," he 
says. "No one was resentful of the roles they had on those teams." 

Rolph entered UCC with high expectations, both for him- 
self and the school, and he learned how to be more indepen- 
dent after he arrived. 

"You go into UCC with a predisposition that you have an 
opportunity to become a leader," he says. "You did a lot of 
work on your own. You did a lot of your own thinking. That 
was encouraged." 


By Nick Krewen 

He's aimed for — and achieved — the gold and the silver, 
and today Barney Williams '96 is giving back to the sport he 
treasures most. 

Williams, a gold medalist at the 2003 world rowing cham- 
pionships in Milan, Italy and a 2004 silver Olympian in Athens, 
Greece in the men's coxless four (both attained with team- 
mates Jake Wetzel, Thomas Herschmiller and Cameron Baerg), 
recently landed the dual roles of freshmen development rowing 
coach at the University of Victoria and talent development 
coach for Rowing Canada and Canadian Sports Centres. 

"It's a really exciting opportunity to work with rowers and 
help them make that transition from junior to senior ranks, 
and also identify new talent," says Williams, born 34 years ago 
in San Martin de los Andes, Argentina. 

It's a full-fledged return, albeit in a different capacity, to 
a love that Williams thought he'd abandoned when he retired 
in 2007. After dabbling in sports broadcasting, Williams pon- 
dered a career in firefighting until he realized his heart was 
elsewhere. He transitioned in 2009 to positions of part-time 
and assistant coach with the University of Victoria until his 
recent promotion. 

"There was something within me — a passion for sport — 
that firefighting wasn't going to satisfy," Williams admits. 

Williams, former president of the Oxford University Boat 
Club (Oxford is where he earned his diploma in legal studies 
and his master of science in management research), credits 
his formative years at UCC and Dr. Michael Eben with giving 
him the confidence and foundation needed to succeed. 

"Dr. Eben was a huge mentor. We spent a significant 
amount of time together because of his roles as a housemas- 
ter for me in Martland's House and as the head basketball 
and football coach. He had a tremendously positive impact, 
bottling the idea of excellence. A very successful Canadian 
Football League slotback receiver, he was very passionate 
about academics. 

"That theme of 'never stop learning, never stop pushing 

10 Old Times Summer/Fall 2011 

yourself,' was something I got from him." 

Williams, married with two children and living in Salt 
Spring Island, B.C., fondly recalls his UCC years. 

"I was very, very fortunate and really look forward to 
finding ways to give back to the school," says Williams. 


By Mark Keast 

Tom Wright 71 learned valuable lessons in leadership at 
UCC and is applying them in a career that has taken him into 
one of the premier leadership positions in sports: director of 
operations for Ultimate Fighting Championship Canada. 

After graduating from UCC, Wright attended the Univer- 
sity of Toronto and York University, where he respectively 
earned bachelor of physical education and master of business 
administration degrees. His impressive resume includes stints 
as commissioner of the Canadian Football League (where he 
was succeeded by fellow Old Boy Mark Cohon) , president of 
both Spalding Canada and adidas Canada, and president and 
CEO of Salomon North America. 

Wright wrote the relocation application when Research 
In Motion co-chief executive officer Jim Balsillie attempted 
to purchase the Phoenix Coyotes National Hockey League 
team and move it to Hamilton, Ont. He's involved with several 
charitable organizations and has held multiple roles with Spe- 
cial Olympics Canada for almost 30 years, including serving as 
its national board chairman. 

Wright remembers many mentors at UCC, but one in par- 
ticular was Latin instructor Terence Bredin. He says he fully 
realized the life lessons he learned under Bredin later in life. 

"It's tough to make a dead language interesting. But he 
would take something seemingly boring and make it fun. That 

was a key takeaway. Regardless of where I worked, I could do 
business and have fun at the same time. Work doesn't have to 
be drudgery." 

Bredin also organized prefects in Grade 13 to police smok- 
ing in the school's parking lot. Being a smoker, Wright felt it 
was hypocritical to take part in the raid, so he warned the 
smokers before it happened. Bredin later called him on it in 
class and Wright confessed his discomfort with what he felt 
was hypocrisy. 

"It was more important to him that I was honest," Wright 
says now. "What it said to me was I have to be true to people, 
to be honest with people." 

What UCC offers, Wright says, is an education that pro- 
duces well-rounded graduates and a social environment that 
cultivates life-long friends. 

"You have so many opportunities for leadership at UCC. 
It's the characteristics you develop in that kind of overall 
educational experience . . . being able to bring out the best in 
other people." ■ 

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By Steve McLean 

Upper Canada College's tradition of athletic excellence is 
being proudly upheld in the 21st century, as a number of 
2011 graduates and current students have set high standards 
that will allow them to stay involved in sports beyond UCC. 

"I've become really aware of time management, skills," 
Southey-Gordon says of how UCC has prepared him for the 
challenge of university. "I've become great at managing aca- 
demics and athletics and trying to excel in both." 

Sash Malowany '11 was a single sculler on UCC's national 
champion rowing team this past year and just spent his sec- 
ond summer participating in the world junior championships 
with Canada's national team before studying business and 
economics at the University of Washington, the top-ranked 
rowing school in the United States. 

"I do have Olympic and world championship aspirations," 
says Malowany. "This will not be my last time representing 
Canada on the world stage." 

Turner Southey-Gordon '11 was a member of UCC's 
Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations (OFSAA) 
gold medal-winning golf team with Brendan Ng (who won the 
individual gold medal), Daniel Luftspring and Jamie Hen- 
derson. He'll play for a Duke University team that lost in the 
NCAA semi-finals this past year and where he'll be an Atlantic 
Coast Conference rival with Ng, who received a golf scholar- 
ship to Wake Forest University. 

Neil Tai-Pow '11 won the OFSAA gold medal in mixed 
doubles badminton after teaming up with Bishop Strachan's 
Rachel Honderich and is looking forward to playing on the 
team at the University of Western Ontario, where he'll study 
math and economics. Tai-Pow has twice competed in the 
Junior Pan American Games, winning a bronze medal in 
mixed doubles in Puerto Rico in 2009 and a silver medal in 
men's doubles in the Domenican Republic in 2010, but doesn't 
foresee continuing at the international level. 

"Given the situation with funding, it wouldn't be enough. 
I think I'll continue to play a few tournaments on the national 
circuit, but training to play in the Pan Am Games or Olympics 
wouldn't be realistic." 

Julian da Silva '12 and Jake Salsburg '13 won the OFSAA 
gold medal in tennis doubles and, as returning students, will 
be able to defend their title in 2012. 

"There are a lot of good players and every year the 

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competition gets better, but I think we have a good chance," says 
Salsburg, a 15-year-old entering IB1. "We're gunning for it." 

Like Salsburg, da Silva also plays singles but says he pre- 
fers pairing up with a partner. 

"When I'm by myself, I'm a little bit more reserved. When 
I'm playing doubles, I'm more supportive and communicate a 
lot more with my teammate." 

The 16-year-old da Silva is entering his final year at UCC 
and his goal is to receive a tennis scholarship at a U.S. uni- 
versity. Salsburg has the same aim and his first choice would 
be to play for the Princeton University team that's coached 
by Glenn Michibata, who was half of the world's top ranked 
doubles team with fellow Canadian Grant Connell in 1991. 

Peter Hannon '12 plays on UCC's rugby, basketball and foot- 
ball teams, and represented Ontario at the Football Canada 
Cup for players under 18 in July. Hannon will be UCC's ath- 
letic steward in his final year, and he says it's a responsibility 
that he takes seriously. 

"I think my main job is to get people excited about athlet- 
ics, and that means all people and all sports. I don't want to 
just increase attendance at football games. I want to get both 
students and faculty excited about not only watching sports, 

but playing them. It's my job to make athletics at UCC 
accessible and fun." 

Djordje Todorovic '16 is part of a fresh crop of boys mak- 
ing the move up from the Prep School to the Upper School. 
He's starting Year 1 after spending his summer in Serbia and 
Portugal. The 13-year-old is an excellent soccer and basket- 
ball player who holds Conference of Independent Schools 
of Ontario Athletic Association (CISAA) records for the 400 
metres and 800 metres in the U12 division and for the discus 
in the U13 division. He also won UCC's Kraftcheck Bolt race 
this past year with the seventh fastest time ever recorded. 

Craig Uyeno '16, a 13-year-old up-and-comer, was the 
captain of the Prep cross-country team, co-captain of the 
lacrosse team and a Prep valedictorian. He plays defence for 
UCC's U14 hockey team and with the Toronto Junior Canadi- 
ans outside of school. 

"It's hard, but it's definitely manageable," Uyeno says of 
balancing academics and athletics, which is even more impor- 
tant with the Upper School and varsity teams, and he'd like to 
continue playing competitively beyond graduation if possible. 
"I'll just play it by ear and see how things work out." ■ 

Summer/Fall 2011 Old Times 13 


Take a look back at some of 
the biggest years in UCC sports 
over the past eight decades and 
rekindle some fond memories. 

By Steve McLean 

Upper Canada College enjoyed great sporting success 
during the 2010-11 school year, capturing 11 Confer- 
ence of Independent Schools Athletic Association 
(CISAA) titles, five Ontario Federation of School Athletic 
Associations (OFSAA) gold medals and a national 
rowing championship. 

There have been a number of other fine performances 
by teams and individuals over the years, and here's a brief 
overview of some of the more prominent ones: 


Back in the days when what we now know as football was 
called rugby football, UCC made school history by going 
undefeated and winning the Little Big Four championship 
for the second straight year and then went on to become 
the interscholastic champion of the Ontario Rugby Football 
Union. Nearly 3,000 fans turned out for the 21-7 Little Big 
Four final victory over Ridley College. Bill Hewitt, whose 
name now adorns UCC's athletic centre, was a key contribu- 
tor to the football squad and also captained the hockey team 
to the College Group championship of the Ontario Hockey 
Association. The team was coached by Toronto Maple Leafs 
star and Hockey Hall of Fame member Ted "Teeder" Kennedy. 
UCC also won the Little Big Four cricket championship. 

Coach Ted 'Teeder" Kennedy addresses players John Addison, Doug Orr, 
Milt Cork, Doug Kennedy, Ron Chisholm and North Hogarth. 


UCC's basketball, football, hockey, rugby, swimming and 
tennis teams were all crowned Little Big Four champions, 
with Brian Conacher being named most valuable player of the 
football team and leading the hockey team before going on 
to play for the Canadian Olympic team and the last Toronto 
Maple Leafs team to win the Stanley Cup in 1967. 


The Little Big Four of UCC, St. Andrew's CoUege, Ridley Col- 
lege and Trinity College School had evolved into the Indepen- 
dent Schools Athletic Association (ISAA) by this point, and 
UCC beat all comers in badminton, cricket, football, hockey, 
skiing, squash and swimming. The hockey team, which was 
supposed to be the College's worst in 10 years, finished sixth at 
OFSAA and registered three wins and three ties in six exhibi- 
tion games in Sweden. The swim team, nicknamed the Sperm 
Whales, took its ISAA title for the fifth consecutive year. 


This was another impressive year for UCC sports, with the 
badminton, cricket, cross-country, football, cross-country 
and downhill skiing, soccer, squash, swimming and volleyball 
teams earning various championships. The downhill skiers 
were the best in the province. We couldn't find records of it in 
The College Times, through our archivists' research or from a 
phone call to the CISAA, but an Old Boy with a good memory 
who graduated that year also recalls championships in track 
and field, rowing and tennis. If you were a member of one 
of those teams and can confirm it either way, please let Old 
Times know. 


UCC's badminton, cricket, football, hockey, cross-country 
skiing, squash, swimming and tennis teams won either (or 
sometimes both) ISAA or Toronto District Colleges Athletic 
Association (TDCAA) titles. The hockey team won both 
championships and was led in goal-scoring by centre Jason 
Cipolla, who went on to have a lengthy professional playing 
career. The squash team went undefeated in winning every 
title that it possibly could, and the tennis players claimed 
ISAA supremacy for the fourth straight year. 


Sports didn't take a back seat as a new century began, with 
UCC ringing up championships in badminton, cricket, hockey, 
rugby, swimming and volleyball. The volleyball team won its 
10th CISAA title and seventh in nine years, while the rugby 
side repeated as CISAA and TDCAA champs. The hockey 
team won the MacPherson Cup tournament and the TDCAA 
championship while developing centre Brayden Irwin, who 
played two games with the Toronto Maple Leafs in 2009-10. 

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CFL is UCC's 
"Brain Fitness Centre" 

The Richard Wernham & Julia 
West Centre for Learning has 
catered to boys' learning needs 
and helped them succeed for 
a decade. 

By Michael Benedict 

Jesse Cynamon used to get so nervous when taking tests 
in Grade 7 that he would "blank out." Science teacher 
Lisa Bonney recalls a Grade 8 boy whose exam results 
didn't reflect the enthusiasm and knowledge he displayed in 
the classroom. Both overcame their test-taking difficulties 
through strategies developed with Upper Canada College's 
Richard Wernham & Julia West Centre for Learning (CFL), 
which is marking its 10th anniversary this year. 

"In recent years, we've learned a lot about how boys' 
brains develop," says CFL executive director Mary Gauthier. 
"Usually when they need help, it's not because the material is 
too hard — they need help in how to manage the material or 
the situation." 

The CFL team of Gauthier, Tina Jagdeo, Susan Elliott and 
Jody McLean — in collaboration with teachers — provides 
organizational support and student-specific techniques to 
help boys confront an array of learning challenges, including 
writing tests. 

"When I saw other kids finish well before me, I felt 
rushed," recalls Cynamon, who's entering his final year at 
UCC. "The centre allowed me to do the best I can. Without it, 
I would be struggling." 

When Bonney's student received similar individualized 
support, he also began to flourish. But test-taking isn't the 
CFL's only focus. 

"Every boy has his own story," says Gauthier. "They all 
learn differently. Our goal is to help all boys develop to the 
best of their abilities." 

The CFL's mandate includes understanding the different 
learning styles and needs of all UCC students. It helps them 
develop tailored learning strategies, with targeted assistance 
as required. By offering its knowledge and services to every 
boy, none are singled out as needing special help. 

"We connect with all boys," says Gauthier. "Overall, we 
focus on managing the 'hows' of learning rather than the 
subject matter. And by working with everyone, we are dem- 
onstrating that if a boy needs support, it does not mean he 

is unable to master the 

Gauthier, who has 
led the CFL since it was 
established a decade ago 
and has been working on 
a second volume of its 
Centred for Learning 
book along with primary 
division coordinator Tina 
Jagdeo and middle divi- 
sion coordinator Susan 
Elliott, is a myth buster 
when it comes to boys 
and learning. 

"Common myths are that boys, 
unlike girls, don't like to read or can't 
organize themselves," she says. "The 
truth is that boys respond well to texts 
that connect to their interests, and 
they can develop organizational skills 
through straightforward structures and 

The importance of a boy's relation- 
ship to his teacher is another critical 
aspect in how he learns. 

"Boys respond well to clear expectations," Gauthier 
explains. "They like to be part of the process. That means 
teachers should be flexible in negotiating how these expecta- 
tions are to be achieved, taking into account the individual 
learning characteristics of each boy." 

Another CFL mandate is to work with teachers and 
parents so they better understand boys' developmental needs 
and how their brains develop. 

"We help the teachers identify and recognize and address 
wobbly areas that can produce stress and hinder perfor- 
mance," Gauthier says. 

Teacher Bonney praises the CFL's emphasis on differenti- 
ated learning. 

"Before, when someone handed in a late assignment, they 
might be kept after school and/or have their mark lowered. Now 
we know to take a collaborative rather than punitive approach. 
That's fair to all students. And fair does not mean equal. 

"The centre is a fantastic resource for both students and 
faculty growth." 

Don Kawasoe, who heads UCC's Prep and Upper schools, 
credits Gauthier and the CFL for having a "transformational" 
impact upon the College. 

"We've always provided great opportunities at UCC," says 
Kawasoe, who taught at the school for two decades before the 
CFL was established in 2001. "Boys who did well were amaz- 
ing, but for some UCC was difficult. They found it tough and 
may not have found their place. 

"Now we understand so much more about cognitive and 
emotional development, and Mary and her team have pro- 
vided this perspective. We've become more open-minded. We 
now know that learning is not subject-specific, but involves 
how you do it." 

As a result of the CFL's influence, Kawasoe says, "We now 
have a more professional learning community and are now reach- 
ing all boys. We're providing them with the tools to success." 

Stacey Cynamon, Jesse's mother, couldn't agree more. 

"I don't know how my boys would have gotten as far as 
they have without the centre," she says. "The care and atten- 
tion are phenomenal. It's the best part of UCC." ■ 

16 Old Times Summer/Fall 2011 




$14-million boarding campaign 
will rejuvenate program 

By Christine Langlois 

Upper Canada College's boarding program is going 
through its boldest transformation in more than a 
century — with an exciting renewal of its facilities and 
the enhancement of the residential life program, recruitment 
and scholarships — all brought about by the comprehensive 
Boarding Forever fundraising campaign. When completed, it 
will result in one of the best boys' boarding programs in the 
world that will comfortably accommodate Canadian and inter- 
national students and raise the bar for all UCC boys. 

Blake Hutcheson '80, chief executive officer of Oxford 
Properties Group, chairs the boarding campaign that's launch- 
ing its public phase this fall. The goal is to raise $14 million, 
and $9.1 million has been collected so far from gifts ranging in 
value from five dollars to $1.5 million. Funds will go towards 
renovating the two boarding residences, Seaton's and Wedd's, 
which haven't been significantly updated since the 1930s. 

The remainder of the funds raised will be earmarked for 
needs-based scholarships to ensure more boys of exceptional 
ability have the chance to receive a UCC education as a 
boarder, and to expand the range of after-school and weekend 
programs for boarders. 

Hutcheson, who boarded from Grades 11 to 13, is eager 
to give back to the school and especially the boarding pro- 
gram, which enriched his personal and professional life in 

many ways. 

"As a kid from Huntsville, I learned a lot about life and 
responsibility as a boarder at UCC, and I'm committed to 
seeing it continue — better than ever — for other young men 
who have the privilege of experiencing this same opportu- 
nity," he says. 

Serving as head of house for Wedd's and captain of the 
ski team gave Hutcheson "early opportunities to lead," and 
he hopes other former boarders will see the campaign as a 
chance to "remember what the school has meant to them and 
to offer that experience to the next generation or two." 

A wide variety of recognition opportunities are open to con- 
tributors to the boarding renewal campaign, including the nam- 
ing of the program, residence complex, study rooms, lounges, 
scholarships and smaller items. A $1,000 gift allows donors to 
have personalized plaques installed in a residence room. 

When the College's board of governors opened the issue of 
the future of boarding in 2007, there was a significant uproar 
in the boarding community. The board set up a task force that 
recommended that the program should continue, but only with 
a significant reinvestment in both programs and facilities, which 
weren't keeping pace with the rest of the school's offerings. 

Hutcheson and his wife Susan have donated a substantial 
sum and hope that others will follow suit. As one of the Old 

18 Old Times Summer/Fall 2011 

Blake Hutcheson '80: chair of the Boarding Forever campaign and 
chief executive officer of Oxford Properties Group. 

Boys who encouraged the school to maintain the boarding program, Hutcheson 
says, "If I can help, I'll put my money and my time where my mouth is." 

"Boarding is part of the DNA of the school," says Dave Hadden '71, who 
boarded for a year as a Grade 7 student and is now senior advisor to the principal 
(boarding). "Without it, UCC would be a very good day school in Toronto, but not 
on the world stage." 

Alumni who came to UCC from small Canadian towns cited the chance to live 
in residence with boys from larger Canadian centres and all over the world as 
being pivotal in their decisions to attend the College. 

"The other students were all talented and suddenly I wasn't the best student 
or athlete," says Bob Acheson '58, now president of Robert Acheson Investments 
Inc. "It gave me an appreciation for others and their achievements, and as a result 
made me work harder and be better." 

The task force pointed out that boarders from across Canada and around the 
globe offer fresh perspectives in the classroom and socially. This diversity is a 
plus for all UCC students, whether they're day students or boarders. 

Adam Markwell '92, an investment advisor at CIBC Wood Gundy, put it this 
way: "The historical tensions between English and French Canada came to life 
when I talked to my Quebec boarding friends. When I was reading about the 
Middle East, I only needed to walk down the hall to get a personal account." 

While the goal of fostering independence within a culture of diversity hasn't 
changed since the boarding program began, the ways of achieving it has, says 
Andrew Turner, the director of residential life who has worked in the UCC board- 
ing program for 27 years. One big change is an increase in staffing so that each 
residence of 44 boys now has two live-in senior house advisors rather than one. 

Reducing the student-staff ratio ensures that each boarder gets the individual 
attention he needs and that staff members have the time to communicate with 
parents about their child more often. The school has committed to talking to and 
updating parents once a month. 

"Parents' desire for communication is much higher than in the past," says 
Turner. "Staff needs to take the time to talk about the whole boy — how their son 
is fitting in with his roommate, for example." ■ 

Notable UCC boarders 

John Bosley '64 


Gordon Cheesbrough '71 


Ken '93 and Tenniel '95 Chu 

golf pioneers 

George Connell '47 


John Julius Cooper (Lord Norwich) '42 

author and politician 

Henry Duncan Graham Crerar 1904 

military leader 

Geraint Wyn Davies '75 


Robertson Davies '32 

author, playwright and journalist 

Francois de Gaspe Beaubien '81 


George Drew '13 


Bela Fejer '63 

developer and lawyer 

Brendan Fraser '87 

actor (left before graduating) 

Dan Gibson '40 

photographer, cinematographer and 
sound engineer 

David Gilmour '68 

journalist and author 

John Strathearn Hendrie 1874 


Michael Ignatieff '65 

politician, historian and writer 

Allan Lamport '23 


Stephen Leacock 1887 

teacher, writer and humorist 

Eric Lubbock (Lord Avebury) '44 

engineer and politician 

Raymond Massey 1910 


James Mavor Moore '29 

director and writer 

Peter C. Newman '47 

author and journalist 

John Beverley Robinson 1836 


Ted Rogers '51 


Andrew Saxton '82 


William Wong '82 


Summer/Fall 2011 Old Times 19 

Davies as King 
Arthur in Camelot. 



Wyn Davies 

Actor Geraint Wyn Davies 75 has lived 
and worked around the world, but calls 
his time at UCC "seven of the best years 
I've ever spent." 

By Steve McLean 

Davies is a star of stage and screen and one of Canada's 
most respected actors, but he was a recent Welsh 
immigrant of limited means when he started boarding 
at UCC through one of its last minister's child bursaries when 
he was 1 1 . 

"My chosen profession is such an itinerant way of making 
a living that you're constantly bonding with new people, and 
I think that the combination of Upper Canada and being a 
minister's kid is all about that," a friendly and relaxed looking 
Davies says less than 90 minutes before taking the stage as 
King Arthur in Camelot at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival 
in Stratford, Ont. early on a Sunday afternoon in June. 

"You're constantly representing people where you have 
to put your best foot forward and you're in a different world 
where you have to create your own stability That happens in 
the theatre all of the time." 

Davies was the student head of UCC's Little Theatre under 
the tutelage of English teacher Jay D. MacDonald, and says he 
was instrumental in having girls from local independent schools 
play female roles in plays for the first time in the College's his- 
tory. Until that 1973 production of The Fantasticks that 

he was involved with, UCC boys portrayed both men and 
women in all plays. 

Davies briefly studied business at the University of 
Western Ontario before dropping out to pursue an acting 
career that soon saw him balancing theatre, television and 
film work. He appeared in several relatively low-profile movies 
and starred in the TV series Airwolf in 1987 and in Black 
Harbour from 1996 to 1999, but probably remains best known 
for his portrayal of vampire police detective Nick Knight in 
Forever Knight, which ran from 1992 to 1996. 

"If you do a series like Forever Knight, which was a vam- 
pire show, all of a sudden you get calls from everywhere to 
do the same kind of stuff," Davies says of the roles he's been 
offered. "So you do that for a while but think that that can't 
be right, so you stop. But then the only thing that happens 
is that less people call you. It's harder to get back into other 
genres, so you go back to the theatre." 

Davies regrets that he turned down some prime theatre 
opportunities for more lucrative film and TV gigs earlier in his 
career, but says he's learned a lesson and will never do that 
again. When asked about some of his favourite roles, he cites 
Cyrano de Bergerac in Cyrano and Don Armado in Love's 
Labour's Lost, not Allan Devlin in Bionic Showdown: The 
Six Million Dollar Man and the Bionic Woman or Tony in 
Terror Stalks the Class Reunion. 

The theatre has always been Davies' first love, and he's 
played a variety of roles on stages in Europe, the United 
States and Canada, where he returned this year to play the 
dashing Arthur in Camelot and the buffoonish Sir John Fal- 
staff in The Merry Wives of Windsor. It's his eighth season 
in Stratford, where he's purchased a house with new wife 
(and actress) Claire Lautier. I saw him perform both widely 
divergent roles with barely a three-hour gap in between, and 
he handled them both with poise and assurance. 

"There's a physical as much as an emotional or mental 
approach to them," Davies explains. "It's crazy to do them on 
the same day. 

"When it's humid and you're wearing a fat suit (for Fal- 
staff), even though they don't weigh a ton, it's a challenge at 
the end of the week. But the company is so delightful to be 
with that it can buoy up any situation." 

Davies has resided in a variety of North American and 
European cities, owns property in Thailand and continues to 
receive both acting and directing offers from all over, but his 
favourite place at the moment is Stratford, which he calls his 
"creative home." So after he takes some time off once the Fes- 
tival season wraps up at the end of October, don't be surprised 
if you see him on Stratford's thrust stage again next year. 

"I used to do too many things at the same time, and now 
I'm trying to do just one thing properly," says Davies. "I used 
to be on a plane more than anything else, so it's nice to 
be rooted." ■ 

Summer/Fall 2011 Old Times 21 

Life's a circus 
for Craig Cohort 

He introduced Coca-Cola to 
Russia 20 years ago, and now 
he's doing the same thing with 
Cirque du Soleil. 

By Karen Bliss 

Craig Cohon '82 was never too far from home at Upper 
Canada College, where he spent Grades 9 through 13. 
"If I rolled out of bed at 1 12 Forest Hill Rd., it was 
closer to my locker in Scadding's than it was from Scadding's 
to the lunch room," he says over the phone with a laugh. "It 
was just an extension of my home, basically." 

The vice-chairman of Cirque du Soleil's Russian and Ukrai- 
nian operations and chairman of British upcycling company 
Worn Again now calls a 32-metre barge on London's River 
Thames his home, which is more than a few steps to the 
international business ventures and recreational adventures 
that have taken him to 80 countries. 

McDonald's of Canada founder George Cohon and wife 
Susan enrolled both their sons at UCC after the family moved 
from Chicago to Toronto in 1968. 

"I'm the little crazy one and he's the more down to earth 
one," Craig says of his brother Mark, who is three years younger 
and the commissioner of the Canadian Football League. 

While Mark excelled at sports and did better academi- 
cally, Craig's strengths were music and the arts, although he 
also played football and rugby. He was chairman of the arts 
festival, loved playing saxophone and was most influenced 
by music teacher Robert Mee, who he says "taught me to 
use my saxophone as an expression of who I am and what I 
believe in." 

Cohon has no recollection of attending a circus as a kid 
("just the parties at my house") and there was no trapeze 
in gym class, but he says UCC prepared him for his career 
choices in other ways. 

"It taught me the importance of persistence, the 
importance of broad knowledge early and the importance 

of social interaction." 

Unlike some offspring of successful businessmen, the 
Cohon boys were infused with an impressive work ethic. 

"There were no trust funds, no early money coming to 
us," says Cohon. "Everything we've achieved is because of 
the work that we've done. We obviously had a leg up because 
of the schools that we went to and the great work that my 
parents have done in the community, but we work hard." 

Cohon majored in music at the University of Western Ontario 
in London, Ont. and still plays saxophone "once in a while," but 
he knew he wasn't good enough to make a living at it. 

"Also, I grew up in an entrepreneurial business family and 
I was predisposed to that type of career," he explains. "It was 
more nurture than nature." 

Cohon 's first job out of university was as a courier. He 
then joined Coca-Cola as a sales manager, making $19,000 
a year at age 23. He rose through the ranks and remained 
with the company for 14 years. Cohon took the huge step of 
leading the soft drink giant into Russia in 1991 before leaving 
in 2000 to pursue his interests in sustainable international 
development. He spent eight years building businesses in 
Africa and India, and is proud to have supplied innovative and 
affordable stoves to 250,000 households in rural India. 

George Cohon was asked to help get Cirque du Soleil into 
Russia, and he quickly got Craig involved because of his pas- 
sion for "creating something from nothing" and how well he 
handled Coca-Cola's introduction to the country. 

"We started in October 2009 with our first show in Mos- 
cow," he explains. "We then brought another show to three 
cities: St. Petersburg, Moscow and Kazan. We've sold about 
520,000 tickets already in just over two years. The big show 
has been developed for Radio City 
and the Kremlin, and it's coming to 
the Kremlin on February 4, 2012. 

"It's a $57-million show. We're the 
first entertainment company to ever 
reserve the Kremlin for a three-month 
period, so we're very excited. It's right 
in the middle of the presidential elec- 
tions, so it should be fun." 

Cohon is also the first foreigner to 
be nominated as "Business Man of the 
Year" in Russia's GQ magazine. "It's one 
of the few free elections," he quips. 

Cohon is hopeful of getting 
Cirque du Soleil to a point where 
it's a sustainable brand, and he can 
focus more attention on Worn Again, 
"which takes old garments from 
large corporations and turns them 
into new products. It's 100 per cent 
clean, 100 per cent green." ■ 

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Cohon at home: "It's a 
32-metre, fully working 
1949 barge that has 
been retrofitted with 
three bedrooms, three 
baths, an outdoor pool 
and a great sun deck," 
he says. 

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UCC Today 

Ted Turner speaks to Class of 2011 

Years of hard work turned 143 students into Old Boys on 
May 24, as members of the Leaving Class of 201 1 received 
their diplomas at a ceremony at Upper Canada College. 

Academic, extracurricular and other prizes were awarded 
to top graduates, while special ties were given to the "survi- 
vors" who've attended UCC since entering Grade 1 in 1999. 

One of these boys, Christopher Griffiths, gave a valedic- 
tory address in which he acknowledged how great an impact 
that UCC faculty and staff, supportive families, friends and 
classmates have made in shaping the graduates to become 
"young men who are ready to take on the world." 

Guest of honour Ted Turner, whose grandson John Seydel 
was part of the graduating class, was interviewed on-stage by 
Head Steward William Hall. Turner also received the UCC Fel- 
lowship in recognition of his many professional accomplish- 
ments and commitment to global peace and the environment. 

Turner has been making an impact internationally since 
forming a media empire more than 30 years ago that included 
CNN, WTBS, MGM/UA Entertainment, TNT and Cartoon Net- 
work, as well as operating professional sports and entertain- 
ment franchises, launching a growing restaurant chain and 
owning more land in the United States than any other person 
except one. He was the first media figure to be named Time 

magazine's man of the year in 1991 . 

Turner is just as well known for his philanthropy, which 
includes donating $ 1 billion to the United Nations Founda- 
tion, founding the Goodwill Games to promote peace through 
sports, launching the Turner Endangered Species Fund and 
the Turner Foundation to protect and restore the environ- 
ment, as well as becoming a major supporter of the Nuclear 
Threat Initiative and the Captain Planet Foundation. 

"All I can do is the best I can," Turner told Hall and the 
crowd of more than 800 parents and friends of graduating 
students. "Don't waste your time playing electronic games. 
If you have extra time, think and read." 

Video coverage: 

Company chaired by Old Boy Loudon Owen 
wins $290-million Supreme Court appeal 

Old Boy Loudon Owen 76 landed a huge victory when 
Toronto-based i4i, Inc. won a $290-million legal battle 
with Microsoft Corp. after the United States Supreme Court 
rejected the world's largest software company's appeal that it 
infringed an i4i patent. 

Owen is the chairman of i4i, which was founded in 1993, 
and helped invent its technology. The legal battle began when 
i4i sued Microsoft in 2007 and a federal jury awarded it $290 

24 Old Times Summer/Fall 2011 

million after finding that. Microsoft's 2003 and 2007 versions 
of its Word word-processing application infringed i4i's patent 
relating to text manipulation software. A U.S. appeals court 
upheld the award and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office 
upheld the validity of i4i's patent. Microsoft disputed those 
decisions, but removed the contentious features from Word. 

The Supreme Court unanimously upheld the appeals court 
ruling against Microsoft and rejected its argument to adopt 
a lower standard to replace the long-standing requirement 
that a defendant in a patent infringement case prove by clear 
and convincing evidence that a plaintiff's patent is invalid. 
Microsoft claimed that a lower standard of proof involving a 
"preponderance of the evidence" would make some patents 
more vulnerable to legal challenge while promoting innovation 
and competition. 

Owen has launched, invested in and operated some of 
Canada's fastest growing companies over the past 15 years. 
He's the co-founder and managing partner of McLean Watson 
Capital, one of Canada's pre-eminent venture capital firms, 
and his expertise includes company building and monetizing 
intellectual property. 

UCC graduate Matthew Walker is first 
to be accepted to The Juilliard School 

Graduating student Matthew Walker will be enrolled at The 
Juilliard School, one of North America's best known and 
prestigious fine arts schools, in September. 

"I am still in shock," said Walker after learning of his 
acceptance. "It was such a huge thrill to be selected." 

The prominent UCC actor was one of 40 thespians - out 
of 1,800 who applied to Juilliard's drama division - invited to 
the final round of auditions. He spent two "incredibly excit- 

ing and exhausting" days at the New York City school and 
received the offer of acceptance by phone shortly after his 
return to Toronto. 

Juilliard's drama division has the lowest acceptance rate of 
any college or university in North America, with a 1.6 per cent 
rate of admission. The actors in this year's class range in age 
from 17 to 30, with Walker being the youngest. 

Walker also applied to Harvard, Yale, Columbia, Brown and 
Princeton, but decided to go with Juilliard, which makes him the 
first UCC student to be accepted into the renowned institution. 

New grad Christopher Griffiths wins 
digestive disease research award 

Christopher Griffiths, the valedictorian of UCC's 2011 Leav- 
ing Class (see the first article in UCC Today), is one of 10 
students from across North America to receive the American 
Gastroenterological Association Research Foundation's 2011 
Student Research Fellowship Award to stimulate interest in 
research careers in digestive diseases. 

Griffiths is the only Canadian recipient of the $2,500 
award, which is given to support high school students inter- 
ested in performing digestive disease or nutrition research for 
a minimum of 10 weeks. 

"I am absolutely thrilled to receive the award," said 
Griffiths. "Last summer I worked in a lab affiliated with The 
Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto with gastroenterologist 
and clinician scientist Dr. Alex Muise as a bit of a deckhand, so 
to speak, helping out in the lab by doing small experiments to 
aid others' work. 

"I learned a number of different techniques in DNA repli- 
cation and manipulation, protein production and comparison. 
I applied for the AGA award earlier in the year, submitting 
an abstract and bio for the summer, thanks to help from Dr. 
Muise, and was awarded my own project to research at the 
Muise lab once again. 

"Previous research at the lab has identified a gene that 
could play a role in the development of inflammatory bowel 
disease, Dr. Muise's area of expertise, and it is my job to study 
this gene and find the possible causes for the relationship 
between the disease and the gene, given the gene's function. 

"I would say that it was my work in the Muise lab last sum- 
mer and Dr. Muise's help and attention to me that pushed me 
above the top to receive the award this summer. However, my 
interest, knowledge and enthusiasm for science and lab work 
were born at UCC. In particular, I owe thanks to Mr. Richard 
Turner and Mr. Michael Muir, my IB higher level biology and 
chemistry teachers in my final two years at UCC. 

"Thanks to Mr. Muir and Mr. Turner's inspiring teach- 
ing, I have chosen to pursue science and I will be studying 
at McMaster University next fall in the bachelor of health 

Summer/Fall 2011 Old Times 25 

UCC Today 

sciences (honours) program and hope to pursue a career as a 
clinician scientist afterwards." 

Christopher Griffiths gives his valedictory address at the 201 1 Leaving 
Class graduation ceremony. 

Theatre luminary Ravi Jain '99 inspires students 

Just because people tell you how great you are doesn't 
mean you shouldn't keep reaching for challenges. That 
was the message at a March Upper School assembly fea- 
turing an inspiring address by Ravi Jain '99, artistic director 
of Toronto's Why Not Theatre. 

The boys enjoyed a frank and often funny speech from the 
actor-director. Jain opened by admitting he was a bit nervous, 
but was honoured to speak to the boys. 

"I recognize this is an amazing privilege to be standing 
before you," said Jain. His address traced the tale of his life 
path so far — a story of passion, struggle, success, tough 
choices and ultimately creative fulfilment. 

Jain infused his story with key themes and lessons for the 
boys. He encouraged them to push themselves and to always seek 
out challenges, "even if everyone tells you how great you are." 

Jain described several points in his educational and career 
path when he wasn't challenged, despite excelling at his work 
or being in a reputable environment. A key turning point 
came when a friend convinced him to run a storytelling and 
theatre program in Kenya. He was struck by the meaning and 
purpose of the stories he heard and the participative, com- 
munity nature of theatre there. 

After Kenya, Jain went to France to attend L'ficole Inter- 
nationale de Theatre Jacques Lecoq. The experience chal- 
lenged him to examine different perspectives about whose 
stories are told and what voices are heard. He challenged the 
boys to look critically at situations and seek out different sto- 
ries. If they can do this, he said, they can shape our culture. 

Jain continued on this hopeful note, encouraging the 
boys to recognize their potential and assuring them that they 
can make positive change in any career — artist, politician 

or businessperson. 

Video coverage: 

Form 1H media moguls raise money for charity 

The boys of Form 1H raised almost $1,000 to build struc- 
tures for children in Africa and Asia from selling copies of 
a newspaper they entirely initiated and created and staging a 
"Non-Motorized- A-Thon. " 

The ambitious boys sold about 250 newspapers and, while 
the asking price was 25 cents, many generous customers gave 
more than that to help the worthy cause and boosted total 
revenues to $244. 

"1H News" was also used to promote the class' May 27 "Non- 
Motorized-A-Thon," in which the boys circled around the UCC 
oval by using their legs, roller blades, bicycles and scooters as 
many times as they could to raise more money for the African 
and Asian structures that they learned about in class and on a 
recent trip that took them to countries that are part of those 
continents. The event brought in the impressive total of $748. 

"As they were learning in class about structures around 
the world, the boys realized that some parts of the world are 
less fortunate than us," explained Form 1H teacher Jennifer 
Harper. "It inspired them to raise funds for structures in 
Africa and Asia. 

"The boys have conceived and created these initiatives all 
on their own. The paper has their voices and they've done an 
incredible job." 

The students split the money they raised between the 
Free the Children and Habitat for Humanity charities. 

Math department welcomes famed 
calculus textbook author 


ith celebrity guests and math competitions, the Upper 
School math department is a busy place. One of the most 

26 Old Times Summer/Fall 2011 

notable recent guests was James Stewart, an accomplished 
academic and the author of a series of bestselling calculus 
textbooks. Indeed, 90 per cent of Canadian university students 
use his books, as do 70 per cent of American students. 

"It was really exciting to have him speak for the boys," 
said Deirdre Timusk, UCC math teacher and head of the Math 
Society, which hosted his visit. "In terms of name recognition, 
he's basically the Stephen Hawking of the calculus world." 

Hundreds of math students have also participated in 
several contests at the local, national and international level. 
Senior students Matthew Brennan, Alyf Janmohamed and 
Simran Ahluwalia even took the initiative to organize UCC's 
own math competition on April 1 , the first of what they hope 
will be an annual event. 

The group prepared lectures and took Year 1 and Year 2 
students through contest-style questions and problems. The 
main goal was to get students excited about math contests 
and give them skills and tips to use in them. 

To recognize the boys' achievements in math contests, the 
Society has invested in permanent wood award boards that will 
recognize the top boys in each annual contest. With 500 to 600 
UCC students competing in contests every year, they'll be a fitting 
tribute to the time and effort the students put into the events. 

Brennan placed eighth and earned an honourable mention 
in the Canadian Mathematical Olympiad, Canada's premier 
national advanced mathematics competition. He also placed 
first in Ontario in the American Mathematics 12 contest. He 
also placed first in Ontario in the American Mathematics 12 
contest and was part of the 201 1 Canadian International Math 
Olympiad team that ranked 17th among 101 countries. Bren- 
nan was the top bronze medalist and finished 145th out of 
553 contestants. 

Video coverage: www. bit. ly/r8uFLS 

"Where The Wild Things Are" is ready for action 

A lot of work by Form 7 eco-warriors and other students, 
staff and faculty members went into preparing for the 
June 13 official opening of UCC's "Where The Wild Things 
Are" garden and wooded area. 

Students came up with the idea to convert the dead space 
west of the sports bubble and south of the William P. Wilder 
Arena, which was overrun with weeds and was of virtually no 
use to the campus, into an area where boys could play and 
explore. Richard Wernham & Julia West Centre for Learning 
middle years coordinator Susan Elliott acted as a facilitator, 
while gardeners Lori Burnison and Edgar Friars helped the 
boys who took the lead role in the project. 

Designs were made, land was cleared, weeds were pulled, 
trees were planted and the space — named after Maurice 
Sendak's popular children's book — started to come to life. 
Three forts made from reclaimed wood have been built within 

the area, including one shaped like a boat that was carved from 
logs by a chainsaw sculptor along with an armchair and couch. 

"The eco-warriors have dedicated many recesses and some 
classes to working on this space," said Form 7J student Spen- 
cer Blackwell. "Our initial goal for the garden was to create a 
space that could be used by those of all ages at 
UCC and from outside the school for recreational and educa- 
tional purposes. 

"When we arrived at the garden in September, it was 
basically weed-covered dirt. With lots of help from the UCC 
staff and some help from classes during Earth Week, we have 
wood-chopped and cut trails, built forts and cleaned up the 
area to make it the natural, beautiful playground it now is." 

A butterfly and bird reserve — featuring seeds and plants 
to attract, watch and study them — is taking shape on the east 
side of the bubble. A berm has been created as a noise barrier 
and a path will link it with the "Where The Wild Things Are" 
garden once it's completed during this upcoming school year. 

Form 6 eco-ambassadors guided tours, told visitors about 
the project and collected feedback at the official opening. 
Making this project part of the curriculum has helped make 
learning real for the students, who also enjoyed getting their 
hands dirty in transforming the area. 

"This is a large part of environmental learning, where you 
use your school as a learning ground," said Elliott. "You're 
creating a new space that can be used by a lot of people in 
the community, and it was all done with very little money." 

PPO-funded entrances make Parkin Building 
more welcoming to students and visitors 

The June 22 official ribbon-cutting opening of UCC's Prep 
School Parian Building's entrances capped off another pro- 
ductive and fun year for the Prep Parents' Organization (PPO). 
The PPO's "wish list" initiative for this year was to 

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UCC Today 

refurbish the south entrance of the Parkin Building with a 
mural, but enough money was raised that painting a second 
mural at the north entrance was also possible. 

"This has worked well because there is now a flow 
between the two spaces, with the south entrance having a 
more formal feel while the north sports entrance has a fun 
sports theme," said PPO chair Jill Adolphe. "We worked in 
close partnership with the school's Chantal Kenny, Nigel 
White, Mark Baxter, Dave Bullock and Allan Smith to ensure 
we were creating the right atmosphere for each space." 

A videographer was hired to do a time-lapse video of 
the painting process, which brought the cost for the two 
entrances to $15,000. 

"I think these two entrances provide warm and welcoming 
entrances to the school for the boys as well as visitors," added 
Adolphe. "The sports entrance highlights the values and prin- 
ciples the school honours, specifically with respect to athletics, 
while the south entrance highlights the values and principles 
the school honours overall with respect to academics and life." 

The PPO's successful fundraising efforts also allowed it to 
contribute $25,000 towards the new Prep locker replacement 
and locker room refurbishment project that took place over 
the summer. 

"Along with our usual events, including Festive Market- 
place, bake sales, used uniform sales, community service 
events, grandparents' days, new parent welcome events, 
nutrition, grad memorabilia and frame sales, used textbook 
and musical instrument sales, green school activities, as well 
as specific grade events for the boys, the PPO undertook 
several new initiatives this year," said Adolphe. 

"These included the 'Blue Ties' father-son breakfast, the 
speakers' series with guest speakers for the whole school 
community, freezie sales and a uniform labelling initiative. 
The school was very supportive of these new PPO initiatives 
and they all proved to be very successful." ■ 

OCT. 27-28 



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6:00 p.m. -8:00 p.m. 

Oct. 28 

9:30 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. 

Please join us this October 27 and 28 for Upper Canada College's Annual Open 
House. Come and see why we have earned our reputation as one of North 
America's foremost boys' schools since 1829. We look forward to seeing you here. 

For more information contact: 
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28 Old Times Summer/Fall 2011 

Ask an 
Old Boy 

Need advice? Want help from an expert 
on an issue that's puzzling you? We'll 
track down an Old Boy who can answer. 

Ask Les Nemethy 75 

This Budapest, Hungary-based economist and lawyer is 
managing director of Euro-Phoenix Financial Advisors Ltd., 
a firm focused on advising owners of mid-sized firms how to 
raise equity, find strategic or financial partners, and sell stakes 
in companies. He's the father of current UCC student Les 
Nemethy, Jr. and the author of Business Exit Planning, which 
was published this year and translated into seven languages. 

Q: What advice can you give to assure the successful sale 
of a business? 

A: Only eight per cent of businesses offered for sale are actu- 
ally sold, primarily because some businesses don't have value. 
There's a wide valuation gap between buyer and seller and 
there are often risks in a business that a buyer is unwilling 
to assume. 

A privately held business is perhaps the most illiquid form of 
investment and may take many months, or even years, to sell. 

The best way to maximize the chances of a successful sale 
is through paying attention to these five areas: 

Know thyself. There's often deep psychological resistance to 
selling a business, particularly for owners facing retirement. 
Giving up travel, expense accounts and a life with a mission 
can be difficult, especially if moving to retirement. Some own- 
ers may get to the final phase of a negotiation, get cold feet 
and suddenly withdraw without fully understanding the rea- 
sons themselves. Business owners need to understand their 
own motivations and, when exiting to retire, need to plan and 
prepare themselves for the subsequent phase in their lives. 

Understand your objectives. Is the objective to maximize 
revenue, reach a predefined minimum price, execute a quick 
transaction or look after future family generations? Objectives 
can often be contradictory. Maximizing speed, for example, 
tends to reduce price. It helps to have a written definition of 
focused objectives and a plan for achieving them. 

Build scale and profitability. Most people intuitively under- 
stand that the more profitable a business, the easier it is to sell. 
But it's perhaps counterintuitive to leam that selling a $10- to 
$20-million business is easier to sell than a $1- to $2-million 
business. Larger businesses typically have more critical mass 
and better systems, staffing and governance. Hence there are 
typically more potential buyers for larger businesses. 

Build the business from the perspective of an investor. 

Owners should periodically assess their business objectively 
from the perspective of an investor, or have an objective 
outsider ask these questions: Is this a business that would be 
desirable for investors? Which investors? How much would 

the business be worth? 

I once advised a business owner that every dollar gener- 
ated in his fledgling online business generated eight times as 
much value as in his conventional business. He immediately 
postponed any sale plans and decided to work for a few years 
on building his online business. 

I sometimes find businesses that are involved in too many 
incompatible lines and aren't of interest to buyers. Such com- 
panies generally require a restructuring prior to sale. 

There's often a paradigm shift involved when owners who 
build a business in their own image realize the need to build a 
business that will survive, most often via a sale, to be of inter- 
est to investors. Neglecting this rule can result in a business 
that's illiquid or unsellable. 

Begin exit planning as early as possible. It's never too 
early to begin planning a business exit. Too many owners 
spend decades building a business without planning to get 
out. It's then often too late to do estate planning or tax plan- 
ning, let alone apply all of the principles mentioned in this 
article. A fundamental reason for the success of the private 
equity industry is that it takes a very hard look at exiting 
before investing in a business. You also need to take time 
to build your internal staff and external advisors (lawyer, 
accountant, financial advisor, etc.) that will assist you with 
the transaction. 

Think of building and selling a business not as two sepa- 
rate acts, but as part of the same continuum. Mountain climb- 
ers plan for the descent as well as the ascent when preparing 
for an expedition. Similarly, a business should be built with an 
exit or at least succession in mind. ■ 

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hink Ahead. 



Calling all wine lovers... Get a taste for the 

Believe in Blue Gala at the Fine Wine Auction 

on April 18, 2012. Mark the date on your calendars! 



The Fine Wine Auction on April 18, 2012, at UCC's George Weston Hall, 
kicks off the Believe in Blue Gala festivities. Please join co-chairs Frances 
and Edward Lee at this special event. 

6:30 p.m. Reception, with cocktails, hors-d'ouevres and a silent auction, 
while you're serenaded by the UCC Jazz Ensemble. 
7:30 p.m. Live auction, offering individual bottles and groupings of fine 
wine for the discerning palate. 

Tickets cost: $50 

The Gala welcomes donations of fine vintage wine for the wine auction. 
Tax receipts will be issued for donations. 

For more information, please contact 

Maria Karakoulas: 416-488-1125, ext. 2231 

or visit us online 



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On May 12, 2012, the Believe in Blue Gala 
is your chance to show how much you care 
about our boys and UCC's future. 




Gala 12.05.12 

Save the date, May 12, 2012, and join Believe in Blue Gala 
Chairs Pat and Michelle Meneley at this signature night at the 
Royal Ontario Museum. 

Don't forget to purchase your gala raffle tickets ($25 each, or book of 
10 for $200), which will go on sale on October 1 at Association Day. 
Prizes will include a car, jewelry and premium hockey tickets. 

Proceeds from table and ticket sales, the April 18 Fine Wine Auction, 
raffle, silent and live auctions, and after-party will all go towards 
supporting a state-of-the-art science wing at the Upper School, 
scholarships, boarding programs and facilities. Stay tuned for 
more details. 

For more information, please contact 

Maria Karakoulas: 416-488-1125, ext. 2231 

or visit us online 



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Diano '97 - on July 13, 201 1 in Italy, 

Enrico Diano to Nikky Soora. 

Gordon '10 - on May 28, 2011, Adam 

Gordon to Victoria Lehman. 

Graeme '95 - on July 2, 201 1 in 

Toronto, Ont., Philip Graeme to 

Margaret Evans. 

Heer '96 - in March 2011, Chris Heer 

to Shauna Ellis. 

Howes '98 - on Oct. 16, 2010, Ben 

Howes to Kim My Hye. 

Lee '92 - on May 14, 2011, Tysen Lee 

to Katie Clifford. 

Patterson '96 - on Feb. 25, 2011 in 

Sao Paulo, Brazil, Scott Patterson to 

Renata Diaz. 

MattTwigge '94, 
Adam Lazier '96, 
Scott Patterson '96, 
James Patterson 
'94 and Paul Win- 
nell '67 celebrate 
Scott's wedding. 

Steinbach '75 - on Sept. 11, 2010 in 
Salt Spring Island, B.C., Robert Stein- 
bach to Conny Classen. 


Berman '93 - a son, James Milo, on 
April 15, 201 1, to Gary & Sonja Berman. 
Booth '91 - a son, Jackson Roland, on 
May 20, 2011, to John & Jessica Booth. 
Brasseur '95 - a daughter, Ella 
Victoria, on Dec. 16, 2010, to Jeremy & 
Andreana Brasseur. 

Deans '92 - a daughter, Alexis June, on 
June 14, 201 1, to Jamie & Erin Deans. 
Farb '96 - a daughter, Talia, on Sept. 
17, 2010, to Matt & Suzanne Farb. 
Green '94 - a son, Wynn Jeffrey, on 
May 18, 2011, to Matt & Taylor Green. 
Klein '92 - a son, Roen Marek 
Johannes, on May 11, 2011, to George 
& Karolina Klein. 

Karolina and 
George Klein with 
their new son. 

Lee '99 - a son, Oscar, on Jan. 29, 
201 1, to Loewe & Emily Lee. 
Lema '98 - a daughter, Sierra, on Feb. 
14, 2011, to Pablo & Christina Lema. 
Levesque '96 - a son, Antoine, on May 29, 
201 1, to Fred Levesque & Annie Houle. 
Lister '87 - a son, Geoffrey, on May 7, 
201 1 , to Spencer Lister & Patricia Bravo. 
Magnant '95 - a daughter, Elodie 
Lucie, on Feb. 25, 2011, to Francois & 
Jennifer Magnant. 

Francois Magnant 
feeds his newborn 

32 Old Times Summer/Fall 2011 

Mandell '97 - a daughter, Charlotte, in 
January 2011, to Ben & Caroline Mandell. 
McQuillan '93 - a son, Mickey Connor, 
in January 201 1 , to Edward & Rachel 

Medland '97 - a daughter, Isla, in Feb- 
ruary 201 1 , to John & Jenny Medland. 
Ngan '92 - a daughter, Alyssa Madelyn, 
on June 1 , 201 1 , to Gordon & Helen Ngan. 
Paisley '93 - a daughter, Dale Alixe Tay- 
lor, in May 201 1 to Geoff & Lara Paisley. 
Reed '96 - a son, Kyle Michael, on 
Nov. 19, 2010, to Mike & Kate Reed. 
Shaw '99 - a daughter, Louise 
Elizabeth, on May 20, 201 1, to Kip & 
Elizabeth Shaw. 

Sonshine '97 - a son, Brady, on Jan. 15, 
201 1, to Jonathon & Alison Sonshine. 


Allan '33 - at Scarborough, Ont. on 
March 24, 2009, William Arthur 
(Grant) Allan. 

Beverley '44 - at Toronto, Ont. on 
May 23, 201 1 , W. J. Eric Beverley. 
Father of Ian Beverley '78. 
Clement '42 - at South Haven, Mich, 
on March 30, 201 1, Dr. Frederick Locke 

Cowan '48 - at Toronto, Ont. on June 
21, 2011, Robert Bruce Cowan. 
Dawson '48 - at Halifax, N.S. on May 
16, 2011, William (Bill) Foster Daw- 
son. Brother of the late Robert (Bob) 
Dawson '45. 

Ginn '35 - at Kingston, Ont. on April 
2, 2011, Alfred Peter Ginn. Father of 
George Ginn '75 & Peter Ginn '68. 
Glassco '50 - at Toronto, Ont. on 
March 8, 2011, Richard Grant Glassco. 
Goodyear '51 - at Port Hope, Ont. on 
April 21, 201 1, David Macbeth Goodyear. 
Harris '54 - at Huntsville, Ont. on 
June 29, 2011, David Goodwin Harris. 
Hemstead '50 - at Toronto, Ont. on 
March 14, 2011, Robert Hemstead. 
Holdroyd '51 - on Nov. 21, 2010, 
Anthony Holdroyd. Brother of Peter '44. 
Humphrey '52 - on July 9, 2009, 
William E. Humphrey. 
Hunter '67 - on Nov. 9, 2009, Geoffrey 
Donald Hunter. Brother of Andrew '69 
& Bryce '64. 

Lloyd '08 - at Kingston, Ont. on March 
30, 2011, Andrew Jeffrey Lloyd. 
MacLaren '81 - on May 9, 2011, Ian 
James Henry MacLaren. Brother of 
Malcolm MacLaren '87. 
Magee '38 - on June 6,2011, John 
Arthur Magee. 

Pilkington '43 - at Durham, England 
on Dec. 13, 2010, David F. Pilkington. 
Brother of Stephen '48. 
Plummer '51 - at Toronto, Ont. on March 
15, 2011, Edward (Ted) Stephen Plummer. 
Sheard '33 - on Sept. 21, 2010, Charles 
Sheard III. Brother of Matthew '50. 
Staal '39 - at Toronto, Ont. on May 5, 
2011, Dr. Ralph Axel Staal. 
Stuart '38 - at Toronto, Ont. on May 
16, 2011, James Edward Douglas Stu- 
art. Father of Timothy J. Stuart '66 & 
brother of the late Robert D. Stuart '34. 
Sugden '56 - at Toronto, Ont. on 
March 27, 2011, Sherwood (Scott) 
John Sugden. 

Tovell '35 - at Victoria, B.C. on March 
7, 2011, Freeman Massey Tovell. Father 
of Peter '69. 

Watkins '67 - on July 8, 201 1, Thomas 
William Watkins. Father of Matthew 
Watkins '01. 

Whitten '40 - at Toronto, Ont. on May 
21, 2009, Charles Edward Whitten. 
Brother of Jack Whitten '44, father of 
David Whitten '69 & Stephen 
Whitten '74. ■ 

Birthday boy and UCC 
boys both receive gifts 

By Kerry Doole 

William Rosenfeld's 75th birthday party was a highly 
festive occasion, as more than 100 family members 
and friends gathered in a downtown Toronto venue 
to toast the man of the hour on Jan. 29. 

But it's not just warm memories of the evening that will 
linger. Thanks to the generosity of the Rosenfeld family and 
their friends, Upper Canada College also benefited from the 
occasion in a very positive fashion. 

"When we threw the party for my father, we knew we 
weren't going to do gifts, but rather donate to a cause," says 
William's son, Max Rosenfeld '99. "We had a family discus- 
sion as to what the cause would be. UCC was one of the first 
things mentioned and the one we decided to go with." 

"We thought it'd be a suitable thing to do, as our family 
has a multi-generational commitment to the school," adds 
William, who served on UCC's Board of Governors from 1989 
to 1999. "My father attended, as well as my son and nephews 
(Harry and Josh Samuel), and I was at the College from 1948 
to 1953." 

The Rosenfeld attachment to UCC began with William's 
father, Joseph Rosenfeld, who graduated in 1921. 

"My grandfather's family came to this country at the 
beginning of the century," explains Max. "He was able to get a 
very good education there as a boarder, and that was hugely 
influential in his life. It set him on a path to higher education 
that was so important for us." 

The family established the Joseph Rosenfeld Scholarship 
Fund to recognize that legacy in 1995. 

"We set it up while my grandfather was still alive, so he 
could appreciate the tribute," says Max. "He was in atten- 
dance at the Founder's Dinner at which it was announced." 

The family is justifiably proud of the impact that the schol- 

arship fund has made. "To have a scholarship that grants the 
same access to other people in the same situation as my grand- 
father nearly 100 years later is an amazing thing," says Max. 

Donations to the fund made in honour of William's birth- 
day totaled $3,650, and the family is thrilled with the results. 

"I think birthday celebrations and these kinds of events 
are a great opportunity for what 1 call easy philanthropy," says 
Max. "It doesn't take much effort. We sent out paper invita- 
tions for the party saying, 'In lieu of gifts, please consider a 
donation to the Joseph Rosenfeld Scholarship Fund at Upper 
Canada College.' 

"Email contact information for Carly Ely at UCC was 
included, so donors could contact the College directly. The 
school helped make it a very easy process." 

If you'd like to do somthing similar, please contact 
Carly Ely at 416.488.4125, ext. 2233 or ■ 

William Rosenfeld '53, Josh Samuel '85, Max Rosenfeld '99 
and Harry Samuel '84 celebrate William's 75th birthday. 

Tribute Gifts 

. that celebrate loved ones and special events are a great way to 
our friends and family and give back to the school at the same time. 

Jdings: Consider asking guests to give in honour of your big day. Guests 
jive a tax receipt, while the happy couple will receive a card informing 
m of gifts made in celebration of their union. 

cognize a teacher: Why not give a gift on behalf of your favourite 
chers? They choose where the gift will be directed and receive a card 
ing them know about your generosity. 

•emembrance: Remembering an Old Boy or UCC community member by 
senting a gift to the College shows that you care enough to support an 
titution close to that person's heart. Family members will receive a card 
Ti the school with your condolences. 

inquire about making one of these tribute gifts, please contact 
:her Chang at 416-488-1125, ext. 2000. 

Summer/Fall 2011 Old Times 33 

& Goings 

Quarter Century Club 

Richard Turner - science teacher, 
Upper School. 

New Employees 

Charlotte Aust - mathematics 
teacher, Upper School. 
Michael Bushey - Form 5 teacher, 

Michelle Carvalho - university 
counselling office coordinator. 
Heather Crawford - theory of 
knowledge teacher, Upper School. 
Mark Ferley - Form 5 teacher, Prep. 
Rebecca Garnhum-Ryder - Form 4 
teacher, Prep. 

Christie Gordon - primary teaching 
assistant, Prep. 

Mary He - residential assistant. 
Christian Heffernan - mathematics 
teacher, Upper School. 
Laura Heyes - senior kindergarten 
teacher, Prep. 

Sean Kelly - residential assistant. 
Steve McLean - manager, communi- 
cations and marketing, Advancement 
(maternity leave contract) . 
Lori Rogers - art and theory of knowl- 
edge teacher, Upper School (leave f 
absence replacement) . 
Jill Spellman - archivist. 
Heather Toope - English and drama 
teacher, Prep. 

Internal Changes 

Andrea Aster - associate direc- 
tor, marketing and communications, 
Advancement (maternity leave) . 
Vlnce Barillaro - Spanish and French 
teacher, Upper School, Scaddings 
house adviser. 

David Brown - moves from Wernham- 
West Centre for Learning coordinator 
to science and geography teacher, 
Upper School. 

Steve Carr - moves from residential 
don to Forms 1 and 2 teaching assis- 
tant, Prep, and associate house adviser. 
Lisa Chesworth - moves from Form 4 
to Form 5 teacher, Prep. 

Max Dionisio - moves from cata- 
loguer to library technician, Upper 

Laurie Fraser - English and drama 
teacher, Prep (maternity leave). 
Reed Jeffrey - moves to chair of sci- 
ence department, Upper School. 
Maria Karakoulas - moves from 
event coordinator to manager, events, 

Vesna Krstich - art and theory of 
knowledge teacher, Upper School 
(leave of absence) . 

David Matthews - moves from assis- 
tant head of the Upper School, Univer- 
sity Relations, to associate director of 
university counselling. 
Kathryn O'Brien - moves to art 
teacher, Prep. 

Craig Parkinson - moves to Year 1 
form adviser, Upper School. 
Katherine Ridout - moves from 
assistant head of the Upper School, 
Guidance, to director of university 

Andrew Turner - includes university 
counsellor, Boarding, in addition to 
continuing as director of 
residential life. 

Moving On 

Arnold Amedume - sous chef, Ara- 
mark Food Services. 
Mark Battley - head of digital media 
and college film supervisor, Upper 

Wendy Burness - science teacher, 
Upper School. 

Caitlin Campbell - Forms 1 and 2 
teaching assistant. 
Peter Colasante - operations 

Deb Douma - executive director of 
people and organizational development. 
Jordan Foley - athletic performance 
coach, SAS Fitness Centre. 

Amanda Guilfoyle - senior kindergar- 
ten form master, Prep. 
Suzanne Heft - associate vice- 
principal, Advancement. 
Mary Kelly - art teacher, Prep. 
Aaron Lee - residential assistant. 
Ellen McDonald - administration 
coordinator, Upper School. 
Michael Muir - science teacher, 
Upper School. 

Chetan Prasad - mathematics 
teacher, Upper School. 
Martha Tuff - archivist. 
Michele Vlllegas-Kerlinger - Spanish 
and French teacher, Upper School. 
Ali Wadee - business and computer 
science teacher, Upper School. 
Renata Wiecek - manager, facilities 
office services. 

Donna Wilkinson - library technician, 
Upper School. 


Aster - Andrea Aster, associate direc- 
tor, marketing and communications, 
Advancement, and husband Charles 
welcomed son Sam Elijah, 
May 30. 

Macrae - Allison Macrae, form adviser, 
Upper School, and husband Nick 
welcomed daughter Taylor Elizabeth, 
June 23. 

Preston - Nancy Preston, art teacher, 
Prep, and husband Paul welcomed son 
Dexter Ocean, May 19. ■ 

34 Old Times Summer/Fall 2011 



Class Notes are compiled by the College 
and Class Presidents, or send news to Please note that material 
submitted by Class Presidents may be edited. 
The next issue's deadline is Dec. 1, 2011. 

'47 Bob Johnston, Class President 

Bill Leckie, Dave Gossage, Fred Hadden (who died 

in February and is much missed) , Art Whealy and John 
Stevenson have been getting together for lunch five times 
a year. Bill recently found a photo of the five prefects of 
McHugh's House in 1947 (the same five guys that get together 
for lunch more than 60 years later) and house masters Willie 
Orr and Normie Sharpe. Send Bill an email at bill.leckie® if you want a copy of the photo. Humphrey 
Gilbert turned 81 and is still working full-time. 

'50 Ron De Mara, Class President 

Ron's thankful that he's still here and ready to golf, play tennis 
or take a walk most anytime in Toronto, Muskoka or Florida 
because Dr. Bruce Taylor at Toronto General Hospital performed 
liver surgery on him last June. He's been feeling better every day 
since then. The Feb. 16 UCC Founder's Dinner — where Ron sat 
with Bob Borden, John and Bernice Birrell, and Humphrey 
Gilbert — was absolutely packed with lots of young and old 
UCC Old Boys. The 50-year April event was well-attended with 
Jim McKinney, PJ Lewis, Bobby Borden, Dick Willemson, 
John Richardson, John Birrell and Robin Logie, to mention 
just a few. It was great chatting and remembering our happy UCC 
days with Buddy Pritchard, Bill Leckie, Colin Mason, Howie 
Rober, Bob Baldwin and Toby Hull 

'51 Dave Walker, Class President 

The class of 1951 had a separate reunion of 16 on April 27 in 
conjunction with the gathering of Old Boys who are 50 years 
out. Bill Crossin is healthy and happy, surrounded by children 
and grandchildren. Toby Hull remains active at the office 
and continues his life-long interest in the College. He was the 
largest producing life insurance agent in Canada for 20 years, 
and sometimes sales leader of two life companies in the same 
year. Bill Leak resides on a farm near Collingwood, Ont. and is 
an avid fisherman in the area and in San Destin, Fla., where he 
and Pam spend winters. David Ross has been an enthusiastic 
cyclist for years in Toronto and Naples, Fla., where he winters 
with Kathy. Golf and tennis are second loves. Gord West is a 
geophysicist who describes himself as 30 per cent employed 
while doing a large amount of technical consulting. Dave 
Walker and Eleanor have skied near Jasper this year and will 
cruise the Danube in the fall. Richard Wilson is a retired 
lieutenant commander from the Royal Canadian Navy. Robin 
Cumine is gradually winding down his practice. Baseball and 
gardening are his two infatuations. Dr. Ken Baxter is a gen- 
eral practitioner in Barrie, Ont. He played first team soccer at 
the College and looks as if he could join the team today. 

'53 Hugh Franks, Class President 
John Rumble has a horse ranch north of Nobleton, Ont. 
and is looking great. Dr. Bill Franks practises medicine in 
Collingwood, Ont. and continues to paint and sell his colour- 

ful and reasonably priced A.Y. Jackson-type sketches. Peter 
Dalglish is at Strawberry Hill in Grafton, Ont. operating 
the Inn in the Village, which offers accommodation and fine 
dining with produce from his farm. He's only a gas station 
and perhaps a post office away from being elected mayor by 
acclamation. Hugh Franks has conducted a canoe run for 
more than 15 springs down the mighty Nottawasaga River to 
Georgian Bay (martinis included), followed by a sumptuous 
repast in his Hillfield Farm barn with an after-dinner guest 
speaking on interesting topics. 

'55 Ed Bracht, Class President 
John Ireton has been inducted into the University of 
Toronto Athletics Sports Hall of Fame for squash. Dr. Tom 
Godwin published his memoirs in a book titled >1 Doctor's 
Notes Taken from Both Sides of the Bedsheets. 


Michael Vlckers published A Nation Betrayed: Nigeria 
and the Minorities Commission of 1957, a book which 
recounts the British decolonization of the African country. 

'61 Peter Comber, Class President 

The class' 50th reunion celebration during the 2010 Associa- 
tion Day weekend included a Friday golf tournament followed 
by a dinner at the Rosedale Golf Club organized by Ted 
Nixon. Each of us was assigned a class member to tell a story 
or two about, and some of our extracurricular antics were 
really memorable. A luncheon at the College on Saturday 
included a 50-year tie-giving ceremony. Many of us attended 
the annual reunion dinner at the College that evening, and 
attendance was more than anticipated thanks to the efforts 
of Ted, Skip Wilson, Brian Conacher, Bob Parsons, Ken 
Andras and others. 

'62 Doug Mills, Class President 

Roly Watt '62, Peter Meltzer '69 and Wai Choy '04 were part of the New 
York branch reception on April 7 at New York City's Knickerbocker Club. 

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Class Notes 

This is the class' 50th year reunion and it's hoped that 
everyone will be at the various planned events on Sept. 30 
and Oct. 1. Mike Matthews is enjoying semi-retirement, 
grandchildren and catching Toronto Blue Jays Grapefruit 
League games with Dave Hosie. John Hermant is on the 
reunion committee and is trying to keep up with his three 
daughters who live in British Columbia, Chicago and Holland. 
Shane Curry and wife Margot recently returned from a trip 
to New Zealand, where they narrowly missed the earthquake 
in Christchurch. Peter Benjamin returns to Toronto from 
Latvia periodically and is seen in the company of Jay Rich- 
ardson, who continues to gain expertise in the mining indus- 
try through various directorships and senior management 
positions. Jim Beatty still toils at Trinity Capital and is active 
on the reunion committee. Peter Bryce enjoys retirement in 
Ontario's Georgian triangle and can be seen at numerous local 
functions. Doug Carr continues to travel the world looking 
for a safe haven. Graeme Clark dropped by a few months 
ago with his wife Jill. He's gradually winding down his practice 
and is turning to more interesting pastimes. Gord Hill has 
returned from Bermuda and lives and pays taxes in Ontario. 
Barry Hill spoke recently to the Brantford Rotary Club. Tim 
Lash called last summer, but we were unable to connect 
either in Muskoka or on his way back to Ottawa. Doug Mills 
spent a great two days with Mike Speetor in Phoenix, where 
he thrives on the Arizona weather and culture. David Taylor 
has retired as a partner from KPMG and is active on various 
boards when not on the reunion committee or travelling. Dr. 
Mike Robinette is still a regular at Toronto General Hospital 
and is doubtless seeing many classmates. Craig Watt came 
up from Grosse Pointe, Mich, for the Founder's Day Din- 
ner. He's semi-retired, travels and reports that his son's wife 
recently gave birth to twin grandsons. His daughter still lives 
in Scotland. Malcolm Black called and is looking forward to 
reunion activities. Roly Watt recently stepped down as chair 
of the UCC Foundation after a stellar tenure which will be 
difficult to equal. Brian Watson has retired from the Depart- 
ment of Foreign Affairs and spends his time as a docent at 
the Canadian Museum of Civilization and the Canadian War 
Museum, co-chairing a major genealogical conference in 
Ottawa this fall and working for Oxfam, where he raises funds 
through his expertise in philatelic exhibits and sales. Brian 
and wife Janet have two daughters and two grandchildren 
in Toronto. 

'63 John Parsons, Class President 

Mike Gardiner, John Glassco and Tony Chisholm had an 

inspiring bicycle adventure in Santa Barbara, Calif, last April 
involving countless miles of secluded bike paths and quiet 
roads (many uphill) through gorgeous mountains and 
wine country. 

'64 submitted by Bryce Hunter 

Bill Patrick is the new executive director of the Canadian 
Seniors' Golf Association. Ian Smart and Sandy Miller in 
Toronto, Greg Parchello in Calgary and John Bracken in 

London seem to play the game on a full-time basis. Graham 

Fraser is still terrorizing Ottawa language attitudes. 
John Bosley is trying to govern Rwanda. Long lost Jim 
Duncan professes at Cambridge University and various 
warmer climes. Someone saw Scott Hall, and apparently 
there's a lot of him to see. Tom Radford reappeared in Victo- 
ria driving a red Healey. Monk Marr and Crawford Spratt 
continue their 47-year search for Costa Papaske. In recent 
months we've sadly lost Ian McCart, Peter Deeks, Tommy 
Smythe and Ross Freeman. 

'65 Bob Medland, Class President 

We celebrated our 45th reunion last September with a dinner 
at the Badminton and Racquet Club of Toronto attended 
by 30 classmates and organized by George Dickson, Alan 
Ely, Dave Keeley, Jim McAlpine, Bob Medland, John 
Moore, Peter Salloum and Tom Spragge John Brower, 
Dave Carnegie, John Clappison, Andy Clark, Grant 
Cotrell, Jim Coulton, Jamie Davis, Howard Heath, 
John Hughes, Rob Jennings, Barry Kay, Chris Laing, 
Mike Leverty, John Lownsbrough, Fred McGarry, Don 
Ross, Bill Schyven, George Swan, Jim Swan, Reg Walsh, 
Peter Westaway and Tom Wilson also attended. Eight 
people also attended a dinner at the College. John Hughes, 
Peter Salloum and John Moore attended the doubles 
squash world championship at the Toronto Cricket Club in 
May as spectators, not participants. Tom Spragge and John 
Clappison had a golfing holiday in Scotland in May. Grant 
Cotrell winters in St. Augustine, Fla., spends his springs and 
summers on Ontario's Balsam Lake, and travels the world in 
the fall. Jamie Davis is a partner at Stikeman Elliott LLP in 
Toronto. Michael Ignatieff has been appointed senior resi- 
dent at the University of Toronto's Massey College. Michael 
will teach in the university's faculty of law and the political 
science department, as well as at the Munk School of Global 
Affairs and the School of Public Policy and Governance. Rob 
Jennings is retiring from Jennings Capital Inc., the firm he 
founded in 1993, which now has 100 employees and offices 
in Calgary, Toronto and Halifax. Rob is active on four outside 
boards and chairs the Prostate Cancer Foundation in Calgary. 
He's also starting a software company, taking up fly fishing 
and is eager for more powder skiing, while looking at business 
opportunities. He has two children and one granddaughter, as 
well as a wonderful wife, Elizabeth. In addition to his day job 
as a political science professor at Wilfrid Laurier University, 
Barry Kay writes monthly columns in the Kitchener-Water- 
loo Record and is an election analyst for Global Television. 
Bob and Sally Medland have welcomed two granddaugh- 
ters (one in Dubai and one in Toronto as a sister for James 
and Claire) over the past year. Bob enjoys working at the 
Canadian National Stock Exchange and serving as a director 
of three not-for-profit organizations: Canadian Professional 
Sales Association, Via Salzburg and CIVIX. He's played hockey 
at UCC on Saturday mornings each winter since 1974, when 
the Patrick Johnson Arena was built. His plan was to sail in 
Finland in July. Doug Musgrave joined Fettes Travel (a 
member of Virtuoso) at 1300 Yonge St. in Toronto as a travel 
advisor. His email address is Don 

36 Old Times Summer/Fall 2011 

Ross is a partner at Osier Hoskin & Harcourt LLP and splits 
his time between Toronto and New York. Peter Salloum is 
still enjoying Connor, Clark & Lunn (Investments). His son 
John '97 is with Heenan Blaikie and his daughter Katherine is 
with Dow Canada in Calgary. Reg and Pam Walsh celebrated 
their 40th wedding anniversary in June. They live in Niagara- 
on-the-Lake, Ont. and have joined the Buffalo Canoe Club on 
the Canadian shore of Lake Erie, where they plan to power 
boat, dinghy sail and sea kayak. 

'66 Doug Plummer, Class President 
Adam Hermant is retired and chairing the steering commit- 
tee of his regiment, The Queen's Own Rifles of Canada. He's 
president of The Queen's Own Rifles Trust Fund and plays as 
much golf as he can. Rod Lawrence lives with his wife Diana 
in Grafton, Vt. They have two sons and he's part-time chair 
of Stevenson, Kellog in Toronto as well as a full-time partner 
of MoneyMachine LLC in Houston, Texas. Doug Plummer's 
financial planning practice is growing as more people retire. 
He plays as much tennis as he can. The 45th reunion event 
will be on Oct. 1 at the College and Bill and Gail Szego are 
having a cocktail party at their home on Sept. 30. There will 
be more information on both of these events later. 

'67 David Caspari, Class President 
Terry Gervais sold Embers Restaurant in Toronto a few 
years ago, but continues to operate Gervais Party and Tent 
Rentals. Terry spends his leisure time at his 8,000-tap maple 
sugar bush near Napanee, Ont. and playing bridge (thanks to 
lessons from Terrence Bredin). Jim Deeks serves as exec- 
utive director for two national business associations — one 
in financial services and the other in healthcare. He's also the 
201 1 president of the Rosedale Golf Club and writes a regular 
column and blog for Fairways Magazine. Ken Ludlow is 
with RBC DS in Calgary and is too busy to retire. He recently 
celebrated 35 years with the firm. Ken has two grandchildren 
in Calgary. His son Stephen lives in New Westminster, B.C. 
and his parents, both 94, live in Toronto. John Gullick works 
for the Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons as manager of 
government and special programs. John's wife Vicki (formerly 
Pearse, Branksome Hall class of 1966) is an occupational 
therapist and they live in a century home outside Peterbor- 
ough, Ont. Paul Winnell has retired after 24 years at UCC, 
but continues to write for Old Times. Paul spends half the 
year at his downtown Toronto condo and the other half at 
his home in Rio de Janeiro with his partner and their two 
children, Ryan (6) and Evelyn (11). David Caspari practises 
medicine at the Medcan clinic in Toronto and spends his free 
time with an ever-increasing number of grandchildren and 
riding his motorcycle around Toronto and the world. 

'70 George McNeillie & Allen Meredith, Class Presidents 

After spending the last 20-plus years in Florida, Peter 
Brown and his wife Valerie have returned to Toronto and 
will do the "snowbird" thing. Peter is a partner with Land- 
mark Communications, a Toronto corporate communications 
company, and has other entrepreneurial ventures on the go 
as well. Christopher Cottier suggested that classmate Paul 

Biggin and wife Peggy visit Chris' homeland last February. 
They saw the best and worst of life in South Africa, which 
added to their understanding of Africa after a previous trip 
to Tanzania. Paul and Peggy climbed down rotten cliff lad- 
ders on their coastal trek during which they saw no other 
people for five days (Chris didn't tell them that there was no 
medevac available). The coast where two oceans meet, the 
mountains and wine country were stunning. Paul recom- 
mends that South Africa be included on everyone's bucket fist 
and that Johnny Clegg should be in everyone's music collec- 
tion. David Coatsworth has produced two new films. Larry 
Crowne with Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts opened on July 1 . 
He's just finishing Underworld 4 in 3D with Kate Beckinsale, 
which will open in January. David splits his time between Los 
Angeles and Toronto, depending on business and weather. 
Tim Godfrey, now a downtown Toronto condo dweller, 
wrote: "Just got back from dodging tornadoes in Alabama and 
celebrated the dreaded large-numbered birthday — thanks 
for all the calls and emails. Beats pushing up the daisies. Off 
to see Hangover II." David Howard develops student apart- 
ment buildings in Waterloo and actively supports the class of 
1970 initiative to endow a scholarship fund for the College. 
He also spends too much time in sports bars with other 
members of the class of '70 (including Roland Cardy, Tim 
Godfrey, Scott Irwin, Stuart Lazier, George McNeillie, 
Allen Meredith, David Scoon and Keith Townley). Joe 
Howard recently finished an LL.M. in public international 
law at the University of Leiden and continues to do free- 
lance consulting on peacekeeping, military and legal issues 
to the United Nations, government agencies and academe. 
Scott and Heather Irwin celebrated their 35th anniversary 
in July with a 400-kilometre canoe trip on the Keele River in 
the Northwest Territories. Stuart Lazier is the managing 
partner of Axia Corporation, a private equity and real estate 
investment company in Toronto. His wife Victoria is a certi- 
fied life coach and his son Michael recently joined Raymond 
James Investment Bank's real estate group. George McNeil- 
lie has received a personal grant of arms from the Canadian 
Heraldic Authority (an office of the Governor General) and 
was recently appointed captain of the Canadian Society of 
Mayflower Descendants. He's also a director of The Badmin- 
ton and Racquet Club of Toronto. His day job is in commu- 
nications, and he's also corporate secretary at the Ontario 
Media Development Corporation. Allen Meredith will spend 
the next few years frequenting Boston, as his son Eddie 
graduated from St. Andrew's College and has been offered 
a football scholarship at Boston College. Eddie was also on 
the Toronto all-star team. Keith Townley is the senior staff 
officer at Timothy Eaton Memorial Church, a stone's throw 
away from his tennis club and home in Toronto's Deer Park. 
Keith is married to Susan and they have two sons. Tristan is a 
photographer in London, England and Nick teaches outdoor 
education in Vancouver. Andrew Verney and his wife Bever- 
ley have lived in Ottawa for many years and were excited to 
travel to Calgary in June for the wedding of their son Michael 
to Miranda (both Queen's engineering grads). Their daugh- 
ter Allison graduated from McGill this year with a master's 
degree. We extend our condolences to Keith Townley, 

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Class Notes 

whose mother died earlier this year, and to Mark Dalton and 
his brother Brett 71, whose sister Beverley died in May. 

'73 Dundee Staunton & Evan Thompson, Class Presidents 

Dave "The Beast" Hadden 71 and Richard Saxton at UCC's 
Los Angeles branch reception. 

Richard Saxton sent photos from UCC's Los Angeles branch 
reception last April. Richard is the LA. Old Boy chapter 
president and was the first football manager in 1970 when 
Dave "The Beast" Hadden played 41 years ago. Richard 
writes: "After 30 years in broadcasting, I turned to technol- 
ogy business development five years ago." John Saywell is 
mayor of Grenvule-sur-la-Rouge, a rural Quebec municipality 
with only 3,000 residents one hour from downtown Montreal 
on the Ottawa River. Evan Thompson is a founding partner 
at Thompson, Wiley + Associates. The Toronto firm creates 
customized marketing programs for financial advisors, lawyers 
and other practice professionals. James Werry lives in New 
York and works with Nat Findlay at an e-health business for 
doctors. David Dixon teaches post-graduate students who 
intend to qualify as solicitors at Cardiff University. He's a 
member of the governing council of the Law Society of Eng- 
land and Wales and was appointed chairman of its Wales com- 
mittee. He still loves cricket and, though too old and arthritic 
to play, attends all five days of two Test matches each summer 
and watches Glamorgan, his local first class county cricket 
club. He's a season ticket holder for Cardiff City Football Club 
in the winter and hopes to live long enough to see it promoted 
to the premiership for the first time in 49 years. 

'74 Jay Gillespie & Grant Irwin, Class Presidents 
Nat Findlay lives in Brooklyn, N.Y. and runs an e-health busi- 
ness for doctors. 

'75 Andrus Wilson, Class President 

Last fall's 35th class reunion celebrations were well-attended. 
Approximately 40 class members attended Cary and Julie 
Solomon's Friday evening event and then a similar number 
were at the College for the Saturday dinner and the somewhat 
more boisterous post-dinner festivities at Scallywag's. Thanks 
to the reunion committee of Rob Bell, Bob Dameron, Gary 
Davis and Cary Solomon for coordinating our part of a very 
successful event. Our class turnout was, as always, one of the 

strongest of all years present. In conjunction with the reunion 
celebrations, the class of 75 decided to establish an endow- 
ment fund to help UCC deal with the timely issue of mental 
health for the emerging adult, and in particular to take a lead- 
ership position in The Jack Project at Kids Help Phone 
( The class fund is well over half- 
way to its goal and has had some excellent operational prog- 
ress reports from both UCC and The Jack Project. The class 
was also represented in May at the Peter Oyler Spring Classic 
Ride which resulted in more than $100,000 being raised for 
the Jack Windeler Memorial Fund at Kids Help Phone. A 
number of class members have also been instrumental in the 
Michael Miller Scholarship Fund initiative. 

'77 Jim Garner, Class President 

Jeffrey Kofman moved to London, England after 10 years in 
Miami as an ABC News correspondent for Florida, the Carib- 
bean and Latin America. He covers Europe, Africa and the 
Middle East. 

' 78 Alan Eaton, Class President 

Donald Van de Mark lives in California and has autho 

I new book titled The Good Among The Cn 
rofiles the best and brightest le; 
ewed in his more than 20 years as a broadcast jourr 
t at CNN and CNBC. The book weaves the sui 
aits of good leaders with pioneering ; 'gist 

braham Maslow's research into individuals with exec 

John Hogarth reads The Good Among The Great, the new book 
by classmate Donald Van de Mark. 

John Hogarth ran an emergmg markets team in London, 
England at James Capel (HSBC) and then Peregrine (U.K./ 
Hong Kong) for 13 years before returning to Canada with 
his British family in 2000. His son Richard graduated from 
UCC last year and is at the University of Western Ontario. 
His daughter Lauren is at the Nova Scotia College of Art and 
Design in Halifax and his youngest son, Jack, is at Crescent 
School. John and wife Susie live in Toronto's Rosedale neigh- 
bourhood, and he works in the high net worth wealth man- 
agement branch at ScotiaMcLeod. He's been president of his 
ratepayers association, served on the board of Ballet Jorgen 

38 Old Times Summer/Fall 2011 

Canada and is on the board of TCS. He's involved with vari- 
ous UCC activities and been part of the mentoring program 
for five years. Thomas Dalzell, wife Jill Adams and their 
three daughters (Rosalind, Gwyneth and Isobel) divide their 
time between Pickering, Ont. and Fredericton, N.B. Thomas 
still enjoys the outdoors and has twice camped his way from 
Toronto to the east coast by bicycle. He recently launched 
his trimaran, In Between Days, which is a long-term project. 
The rest of the family has some interest in sailing, but the 
general preference it to use it as a tow boat for wakeboarding 
or a platform for diving and sunbathing. Bruce MacLaren 
has been with RBC for more than 20 years and is head of 
credit risk and was chairman of the bank's 2010 United Way 
campaign, which raised record donations. His kids, aged 12 
and 14, are avid ski and snowboard racers, "so at the tender 
age of 50 I took up snowboard racing to try and stay rel- 
evant to my daughter. We just returned from the 2011 U.S. 
nationals in Colorado, where we both finished top 10 for our 
age categories." Bruce Pratt has worked at Petro-Canada 
since graduating from Queen's with an MBA in 1985. He's 
been married for 19 years and has two young daughters. He 
coaches a soccer team and his wife and daughters play soccer 
year-round for the Toronto High Park Football Club. Brian 
Roberts celebrated 25 years of marriage to Tracy last fall. 
They have three boys: Jamie (24), Mike (20) and Dave (16). 
He trades equities at National Bank, stays active with curl- 
ing and tennis, and loves spending time at De Grassi Point, 
Ont. Sean Trueland has been with BMO Nesbitt Burns 
for 25 years and is managing director of its Brampton, 
Ont. branch. He lives in Caledon, Ont. and has a daughter 

and son in university. When he's not working, he hunts, 
fishes, golfs, skis, bikes and travels. After practising law 
in banking, corporate and international investment areas, 
Franklin Zee returned to Hong Kong and China to start 
a company involved in the electronics and environmental 
arenas. The company has since successfully expanded into 
the renewable energy and resources domain and is manu- 
facturing unique equipment that provides a commercial 
solution for converting waste into energy. 

'80 Sandford MacLean & Peter Nord, Class Presidents 

New York branch president Fablo Savoldelli addresses the audience at 
the April 7 reception at New York City's Knickerbocker Club. 


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Class Notes 

Tim Willings and fellow Queen's University graduate Theresa 
(nee Sheehan) Willings lived in Toronto until 1998, when they 
moved (via the Carolinas) to Florida. Tim is based in Orlando 
and works for MMM Group, a Canadian engineering company 
offering building engineering services for luxury hotel and 
resort properties in the U.S. and abroad. Theresa is a senior 
vice-president of human resources for Darden Restaurants 
(Orlando's only Fortune 500 company and one of the Fortune 
1 00 best companies to work for) . Their two sons are students 
at Lake Highland Preparatory School and enjoy playing both 
club and high school soccer almost year-round. Connor (17) 
plans to study medicine and play soccer in college when he 
graduates in 2012. Ethan (18), as captain and goalkeeper, 
led his high school team to a fourth final four appearance in 
the state championship. He's accepted an appointment to 
the United States Naval Academy. Contact Tim if you're in 
or about Orlando at 407-701-6126 or willingst@mindspring. 
com. John Sandford Fleming MacLean lives in Louisville, 
Ky. with his composer wife, Sara Buchanan MacLean. They 
celebrated their 10th anniversary on June 21. Their son, 
Stuart James Ellison MacLean, will begin his freshman year 
at Wheaton College in Norton, Mass., where he'll continue to 
play lacrosse. Older son John S.F. MacLean, III finished his 
sophomore year at the Maryland Institute College of Art in 
Baltimore, Md., where he's majoring in art history. He intends 
to pursue a career in law. 

'83 Andy Burgess, Class President 
Simon Fothergill has been appointed assistant Ontario's 
deputy attorney general, litigation with the Department of 
Justice. He oversees all civil litigation involving the federal 
government and all criminal litigation that's not conducted 
by the director of public prosecutions. Doug and Lynn 
Kennedy and kids Scott (12) and Robin (10) are finishing 
their first year in Moscow after four great years in Istanbul. 
They spent the summer in Kingston, Ont. to slow down from 
the pace in Moscow. Doug is working with the Royal Bank of 
Scotland following the acquisition of ABN AMRO Bank with a 
responsibility for Russia, the Commonwealth of Independent 
States and Turkey. Nick Pemberton and his wife Shelley 
Spence live in the Beaches area of Toronto with their three 

kids: William (14), who is at Greenwood College; Alec (12), 
who is at Brighton School; and Rachel (11), who is at Voice 
Intermediate School. Nick works in software development 
while Shelley is a chartered accountant with far more work 
than she can keep up with. Charles Bird is the proud father 
of Matthew Lincoln Bird, who weighed in at nine pounds 
even. Rob Harley lives in Mainz, Germany, where he's a 
visiting scientist at the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry. 
Rob and his partner Erik have been traveling around Ger- 
many and trying without much success to learn how to speak 
German. Joel Thompson manages a growing wine company 
called Chalk, Slate, Gravel. He has three products listed with 
Vintages of the Liquor Control Board of Ontario and has 
confirmed another six listings by this fall. One of these is 
Albert de Montaubert & fils 25 year old Armagnac XO Excel- 
lence for $185.95, if any of you are so inclined. His company 
also represents Grand Khaan Vodka from Mongolia. John 
Kennedy and Gordon Gibson competed in the Rosedale 
member guest golf tournament and were barely respect- 
able in both their attire and performance. Years of lingering 
"injuries" are taking their toll. Simon Alberga's oldest boy 
just completed his Foundation Year at UCC and enjoyed the 
school. Dan Duic lives in Toronto and has a two-year-old boy 
named Ben. John Kaplan's eldest daughter was married on 
June 16 and another daughter was wed in August. It was obvi- 
ously an expensive summer for John. Andrew Rankin has 
been happily married to Eva since 2006. They live in southern 
California with two great children, Aiden (4) and Elsie (2). 
Andrew runs a real estate development company and also 
renovates mid-century houses with friends. 

'85 Paul Andersen, Class President 
Steve Aube married Stephanie Menard in June 2004. They 
have two children, Emilie (4) and Philippe (2), and live in 
Boucherville, Que. Steve is an investment banker with BMO 
Capital Markets and enjoys spending time with his family, 
golfing and snowboarding in the winter. Philip Benson lives 
in Toronto with his wife Amanda. They recently welcomed a 
daughter named Samantha. Philip is the director of invest- 
ment banking with Fraser Mackenzie. John Brezina lives 
in Scarborough, Ont. with his wife Carolyn and daughters 
Emma (6) and Lily (3). John is the operations manager for 
a software development company called Keal Technology. 
John enjoys playing online poker and road hockey in his 
spare time. Matt Bryden resides in Kenya with his three 
children: Mire (12), Ayaan (11) and Geedi (7). Matt works 
for the United Nations' department of political affairs as the 
coordinator of the Somalia/Eritrea monitoring group. He's 
also a doctoral candidate at King's College London's depart- 
ment of war studies, researching contemporary jihadist 
movements in Somalia. Simon Burke lives in Toronto and is 
happily married to Magrelys Rodriguez. They have two grown 
children, Shane (25) and Cristina (21). Simon is executive 
officer and director for the Ministry of the Attorney General. 
Todd Dalglish and his wife Linda live in Toronto with their 
three boys: Matthew (11), Andrew (9) and Carter (7). Todd 
is treasurer for Sears Canada and enjoys spending time with 
his family, travelling and sports. Nicholas de Pencier mar- 

40 Old Times Summer/Fall 2011 

ried Jennifer in July 1998. They have two children, Mangus 
(10) and Anna (7), and live in Toronto. Nicholas is a pro- 
ducer/director for his own film company, Mercury Films Inc. 
Morten Fogh and his wife Deborah live in Mississauga, Ont. 
with their two children, Sarah (13) and Curtis (11). Morten 
owns a small retail company and enjoys running marathons. 
Patrick Garrow is an actor who lives in Toronto. He can be 
seen in many recent films and television shows — including 
The Listener, Summit, Regenesis and Missing — but his 
real passion is in live theatre. Brian Hardie works as a home 
inspector for Elements Home Inspection in Toronto, where 
he and his wife Nancy also own an art gallery called Rouge 
Concept at Queen and Broadview. John Langford and Eva, 
his wife of 14 years, reside in Toronto with children Ben (11) 
and Ana (8). John is a tour operator for Voyageur Quest and 
Langford & Company and likes to fish, windsurf and coach 
hockey. Scott Littler and his wife Cynthia live in Toronto 
with their son Edmund (Teddy). Scott owns Can Source 
Foods and enjoys squash, golf, fishing and hunting. Steve 
Lowden, wife Heather and children MacKenzie (10), Hayley 
(9) and Charlie (7) live in Toronto. Steve is the founder and 
creative director of Bang Marketing and enjoys spending time 
with his family at his cottage and playing a variety of sports. 
Kevin McLaughlin and wife of nine years Marie-Elisabeth 
live in Toronto with their son Leo. Kevin is a self-proclaimed 
"Transit Geek" and is inspired to make things in Toronto 
move more efficiently. He enjoys spending time with his son 
and is learning to speak French. James Morehead and 
wife Mary live in Dublin, Calif, with children Emily (15) and 
Evelyn (10). James is the vice-president for 
He's also very active in the local education system and runs 
an education-focused website ( and a 
poetry website ( featuring his own 
poetry. Doug Pearce and wife Kimberley live in Oakville, 
Ont. with sons Benjamin (8) and Charlie (6). Doug is man- 
ager of estimating and business development for Tri-Phase 
Environmental Inc. He enjoys sailing at the Royal Cana- 
dian Yacht Club. Andrew Philip and wife Margaret live in 
Coquitlam, B.C. with daughters Amanda (8) and Rebecca (6). 
Andrew enjoys skiing and hockey in the winter, baseball and 
golf in the summer; and teaching his girls the sports so they 
can join him. Patrick Scace lives in Toronto with his wife 
Carrie and their two boys. He works for TD Securities. Philip 
Smith and wife Maria live in Toronto with children Madeleine 
(9), Oliver (7) and Christian (3). Philip works in the banking 
industry for Scotia Capital Inc. He enjoys his family, cycling 
and municipal affairs. Rob Steen resides in Ottawa with his 
wife Jennifer and they're expecting their first child. Rob is a 
lawyer for Solace Systems. John Stevens is a pilot for Air 
Canada. He and his wife Maura live in Collingwood, Ont. with 
their son Bradley (2). John volunteers for the ski patrol in 
his free time and has raised more than $128,000 for various 
charity organizations. John Stevenson and his wife reside in 
London, Ont. with sons Owen (10), Nolan (5) and Griffin (2). 
John is a volunteer track coach for London-Western Track & 
Field Club and enjoys photography, politics and his children. 
Paul Swanson married Victoria in 1997 and they have three 
daughters: Laurieve (2), Rheanna (5) and Adele (8). Paul 

is a lawyer with BDO Canada LLP and enjoys playing sports 
and travelling. Richard Tattersall and wife Alessandra live 
in Toronto with sons John (12), Sebastian (9) and Oliver (6). 
Richard is a portfolio manager with Heathbridge Capital Man- 
agement and enjoys spending time with his children, sports 
and sailing. Geoffrey Taylor lives in North York, Ont. with 
his wife Eva and daughter Alyson (9). He's associate portfolio 
manager for Investment Planning Counsel. David Turner 
lives in New York with wife Martha and son Henry (5). David 
is general manager for the Stuart Thompson Productions 
Theatre. David van Wees lives in Ridgefield, Conn, with wife 
Mimi and sons Matteo (11), Simon (9), Kees (8) and Truus 
(4). David is the founder of a beer importer called Latis and 
coaches his boys' sports teams in his spare time. Ted Will- 
cocks and wife Pam live in Toronto with sons Christopher 
(10), Teddy (8) and Harrison (5). He likes to spend time with 
his family, travel and play sports. 

'86 John Andersen & Neel Hira, Class Presidents 
Jonathan Mousley had his third child, a daughter, and 
moved to a new house in central suburban Toronto. He's 
enjoying time off on parental leave, which he wouldn't trade 
for anything. Chris Stanley reports that work is going 
well. He's coming up on 10 years at Syncronet in Vancouver, 
which has branched into Cisco IP Phones. Chris and his wife 
spent all of May 2010 in England. He took in London, Paris, 
Edinburgh (his favourite), Northumberland, northwest- 
ern Scotland and Cornwall. The highlight of the trip was a 
westbound transatlantic crossing to New York aboard the 
Queen Mary 2. Chris then spent some time in New York and 
Toronto before returning to Vancouver in mid- June. Robin 
Gambhir is co-founder of the Fair Trade Jewellery Company, 
North America's first fair trade-certified jeweller. It special- 
izes in wedding bands, engagement rings, custom jewellery 
and school rings using fair trade-certified gold and platinum 
and certified recycled metals with Canadian diamonds. The 
company, founded in 2007, helped bring fair trade certifica- 
tion for gold and platinum to Canada and continues to lead 
the global jewellery industry in making certified, traceable 
and ethical products. The company operates from a flagship 
store in Toronto's Cabbagetown and is seeking investment 
for expansion into Vancouver, Montreal and San Francisco. 
Contact Brian Sharwood is president of 
HomeStars, an online community with reviews and ratings of 
local home improvement professionals, which is quickly grow- 
ing across North America. Brian lives in downtown Toronto 
with his wife Melinda Medley and runs a local blog called Bill Plaxton is a life support specialist 
working at Grand River Hospital in Kitchener, Ont. He's also 
the founder of a Waterloo, Ont.-based information technology 
firm called Sapphire Digital Health Solutions, which provides 
customized global electronic health records and innovative 
digital health solutions to individuals, companies and the 
insurance industry. Bill is married to Emms, an obstetrician, 
and they have three kids: Reese (7), Brynn (10) and William 
(4). Mike Valihora is head of legal and compliance at BNP 
Paribas Investment Partners. He's married to Brianna Caryll 
and has four "mostly good" kids. 

Summer/Fall 2011 Old Times 41 

Class Notes 

'88 Will Lambert & John Thompson, 

Class Presidents 

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Glenn Mah '89, Craig Fingold '89, Paul Winnell '67, Jonah Bekhor '94 
and Clarence Mah '88 were brothers in arms at the April 17 Los Angeles 
branch reception. 

UCC vice-principal Innes van Nostrand '82 and Carlos Ho at the 

March 15 Hong Kong branch reception. 

'89 Mark Hay man & Jim Parkinson 

'91 Marcello Cabezas & Tobin Davis, Class Presidents 

th recent successes including the Woody Harrelsor ~ 
t and dii dletfor Adolf 'and Hope Risi 

nefit conceit featuring Alicia Keys and K'Naan. He pro- 
iced the Open Roof Festival, a one of a kind him and music 
itival, this summer with fellow Old Boy and former chair- 

Mike and Mary Beth Burkett and kids Brady (4) and 
Elizabeth (2) recently moved from their north Toronto home 
southeast to the Beaches, a short walk to the home of '91 
classmate Mark McCain, his wife Mary and kids Hunter 
(7) and Darcy (5) . Mike works at Stikeman Elliott LLP as a 
partner specializing in mergers and acquisitions and corpo- 
rate finance. Davis Yoo recently sold his golf business and 
is returning to the management consulting industry. He lives 
in Toronto with his wife and two kids: Avery (7) and Gavin 
(3). Chanze Gamble is in Vancouver, where he attended the 
first game of the Stanley Cup final and is general manager 
of New Relationship Trust. Andrew Guilfoyle's middle son 
Charlie started at UCC's SK, joining Jack, who's in Grade 1. 
Chris Healy, after many years growing early stage ventures, 
launched Tiny Briefcase last fall to provide operational sup- 
port to start-up companies and small businesses. Chris and 
his wife, Jodi Gallagher, married in 2010 and live near the 
heart of Toronto's Danforth. Chris O'Neil, wife Christina 
and their two kids, Jack (5) and Molly (3), have moved back 
to Toronto. Chris is managing director of Google Canada. He 
spoke at UCC last spring in morning assembly and then again 
at a special boarders' dinner. 

'92 Jamie Deans & Adam Markwell, Class Presidents 
Jonathan and Christy Burns celebrated their 12th wed- 
ding anniversary on June 12 and have three boys: Nathan 
(6), Oliver (4) and Joshua (1). They live in Burlington, Ont. 
and Jonathan does online marketing consulting at Strategy- 
Cube. Tom Hong's family now includes three children (Sam, 
Stella and Charlie). He does technology consulting for asset 
managers. Suresh John shot CBC's Mr. D in Halifax this 
summer. James Mesbur and his family recently moved to 
Cliffside Park, N.J. and are busy chasing their 15-month old 
around the house. Mauro Nunez left his commercial diving 
position at Global Industries to move back to Whistler to train 
and attempt to qualify for a spot on the Spanish ski half-pipe 
team for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Barry 
Price lives in Los Angeles writing television, feature and web 
scripts and runs a professional group for writers working in 
the industry. Martin Watier and his partner got married last 

42 Old Times Summer/Fall 2011 

summer, giving birth to a Martin/Martin couple. He still acts, 
produces and writes, which treats him well. George Klein is 
president of Orontas, which specializes in the manufacturing 
and distribution of oil-related products. 

'93 Derek Knopp & Hassan Khan, Class Presidents 
Gary Berman is learning to juggle his role as president of 
Tricon Capital Group with the more exciting challenges of 
fatherhood. Michael Bernstein and his wife live in Toronto 
and have their hands full raising two lovely children, Farah 
and Jaspar. Michael works as staff gastroenterologist at Sun- 
nybrook Hospital. Geoff Paisley is recovering from exten- 
sive knee surgery and took a leave of absence from teaching 
elementary school in Ottawa to spend time with his growing 
family. He's also been writing and performing with his rocka- 
billy band, Hey Buster ( Joe Torzsok is 
chairman of the board of management at the Toronto Zoo and 
lives in Toronto with wife Kirsten. When not sailing on Lake 
Ontario, Joe is director of strategic alliances at Telus Com- 
munications. Edward McQuillan is vice-president at The 
McQuillan Group. Des So lives in Hong Kong and rims two 
successful businesses. 

'94 Olivier Fuller & James Patterson, Class Presidents 
Chris Eby and wife Arielle celebrated the birth of their son 
Peter. Jamie Drayton and wife Jennifer have a new daugh- 
ter named Chloe. Scott Sandler and wife Sasha welcomed 
their daughter Ali Rae. Jay Bryant and wife Jennifer are 
parents of a son named Jack. James Patterson and wife 
Jennifer rejoiced at the birth of their son Axel. Cam Langs 
and wife Lyn celebrated the birth of their son Rowan and 
are moving to Vancouver. Cam works in him and television 
special effects. Matt Green and wife Taylor welcomed their 
son Wynn. Gavin Chen got engaged to longtime girlfriend 
Elena. Both work in real estate in Toronto and referrals are 
always welcome. Jon Elek is in the publishing business in 
the U.K. Ned Palmer is doing another tour of duty in the 
Koreas. Hayden McKellar sells software in Toronto. Dave 
St. Louis is a teacher in Toronto. Greg Michener lives in 
Rio de Janeiro with wife Carolina. Greg finished his doctoral 
thesis in transparency in government in Latin American 
countries. Jonah Bekhor lives in Los Angeles with wife Dani. 
Jonah works in movies and TV with longtime heterosexual life 
partner Zach Math. Dave Hammer is working in the scrap 
metal business in and around Toronto. Jason Latremoi lit- 
is finishing a degree at Trent University. Harris Eisenstadt 
lives in Brooklyn, N.Y. with wife Sarah and son Owen. Harris 
continues to produce soulful jazz music and had his first piece 
for orchestra, "Palimpest," read by the American Compos- 
ers Orchestra last June. Harris was one of eight composers 
chosen from 33 in the class of 2010. Olivier Fuller lives in 
Toronto and works in the art business as the director of a new 
Chelsea gallery backed by Turkish businessmen and women. 
The class of '94 is well represented on Bay Street these days. 
Fred Bruun, Matt Green, Jay Bryant, Scott Sandler and 
Ben Andrews all work in some kind of finance-related jobs 
in Toronto. Ashlin Halfnight is a teacher in New York and 
the father of one of his students is an Old Bov. Jonathan 

Schwartz lives in Niagara Falls and returned to school to 
take courses in anthropology, astronomy and biology. Alan 
Maclnnis teaches at Trafalgar Castle School in Whitby, Ont. 

'95 Jeff Goldenberg, Class President 

Hampton Long '95 welcomed Justin Sandler '14 and UCC Upper School 
athletics director Brent MacKay to the April 8 American Foundation Board 
of Trustees Breakfast at New York City's Links Club. Justin was awarded 
the College's American Foundation Scholarship, a scholarship awarded 
annually to a UCC student from the U.S. 

'96 Brandon Alexandroff & Alex St. Louis, Class Presidents 

Rowan Paul and Mike Reed gave the thumbs up to the April 15 San 
Francisco branch dinner hosted by Michael and Hazel Kawaja, the par- 
ents of Carl '83, Andrew '92, Steve '94 and Chris '95. 

Summer/Fall 2011 Old Times 43 

Class Notes 

Rowan Paul is a sports medicine physician in an orthopedic 
group in San Francisco with quite a few UCC Old Boys as 
patients. He's also the physician for the San Francisco Ballet 
and one of the doctors for the Oakland Athletics. Brock 
Jones is an assistant crown attorney in Toronto. He and 
his wife Lisa have a two-year-old son named Luke and were 
expecting a baby girl in June. Chris Heer got married in 
March to Shauna Ellis. Terence Woods was the best man 
and Brock Jones was the MC. Aly Lakhani and Ryan Mor- 
ris '97 were among the guests. Chris and Shauna live in the 
Beach in Toronto. He works as an intellectual property lawyer 
at Bennett Jones LLP. Brandon Alexandroff works with 
Canadian wireless company Mobilicity. He, his wife Jojo and 
daughter Macey recently welcomed Ty to the family. Alec St. 
Louis lives in Toronto with wife Katie. He recently started 
a new job as a sales representative at Pointstreak Sports 
Technologies. James Flannery is in medical school at Saba 
University in the Caribbean. Toronto is still his home and he 
spends a large part of his student loan travelling back and 
forth to see his wife and child. James should be somewhere in 
upstate/western New York for his clinical training beginning 
in August 2012. Matt Beadon lives in San Francisco. Chris 
Ross is married with two kids and lives in Toronto. He's 
senior vice-president of Strathallen Capital Corporation. 

'97 John Medland, Class President 
Sean Driscol is executive vice-president at Sentry Invest- 
ments. Kevin Wong and his wife were expecting a baby in 
the early summer. Matt Denton, wife Pam and son Nate are 
expecting a baby in October. John Medland and wife Jenny 
welcomed their third baby, Isla Medland, in February. Ben 
Mandell and wife Caroline welcomed their first baby, Char- 
lotte, in January. Ben recently joined the mergers and acquisi- 
tions group at RBC Capital Markets. Neil Kennish and wife 
Kersta are expecting twin boys this fall. Enrico Diano opened 
a new motorcycle sales and service shop called Mototecnica in 
Vaughan, Ont. and remains involved with the Compass360 Rac- 
ing Team. Enrico got married on July 13 to Nikky Soora in Italy. 
Hendrick McDermot and wife Kristina expect their second 
daughter in October. Hendrick works for NBC Universal's inter- 
national mergers and acquisitions group. Jon Kwan lives and 
works in Singapore as a career counselor and life coach. Ken 
Thomson and wife Laura were expecting their second child 
in August. Andrew Turnbull joined CIBC in May as manag- 
ing director of strategy and business development, wealth 
management. Josh Smith, wife Erin and daughter Quinn 
were eagerly awaiting the arrival of a baby boy. Josh recently 
joined the mining and metals investment banking team at BMO 
Capital Markets. Vikram Karnaker moved to Philadelphia for 
his MBA at the Wharton School of Business and stayed to work 
for STEC Inc. as a director of corporate development in the 
hardware division. Jed Lind and wife Jessica had a baby last 
spring. Fahad Ismail lives in Washington, D.C. and is a senior 
consultant, with PricewaterhouseCoopers' banking and capital 
markets advisory division in McLean, Va. Jonathan Sonshine 
is assistant vice-president, asset management at RioCan Real 
Estate Investment Trust. 

'98 Jeff Hill, Class President 

The I ual Old Boy 

1 ing Alumni Advisory Council, drew 134 Old 
s to TIFF Bell Lightbox's Malaparte on June 1. 

i space opened by Oliver 
ini, and the lead sponsors were City Buick 
udwig Final 

Mike Carter '98, John Medland '97 and DanTkaczuk '98 

discussed old times at the YAAC event. 

Elliott Choquette '08 and Peter Gordon '07 checked out 
Malaparte along with other Old Boys. 

After completing his master's degree in hospitality manage- 
ment at Cornell University's hotel school, Josh Aaronson 
is joining the management team at the Four Seasons in San 
Francisco, Calif. Ben Howes has lived and worked in Asia for 
the past six years and is now in Seoul, South Korea working 
in public relations as a consultant for a Korean firm. He's also 
done marketing for hospitals in the growing medical tourism 
industry. He married Kim Mi Hye on Oct. 16. Pat Gossage 
lives in South Africa, where he's completing his MBA from the 
University of Cape Town's graduate school of business. He's 
applying for a South African work visa and looking for work 
in the energy and renewable energy sectors. Zach Bell hosts 
the morning show on K ROCK in Charlottetown, P.E.I, and 
he and his wife Ashleigh were expecting their first child this 

44 Old Times Summer/Fall 2011 

the knot? 

Whatever your plans, make a 
UCC tie part of your future. 

Shop UCC online this 
spring. Choose from 
silk ties, leather note- 
pad folios and money- 
clip holders, PGA Tour 
magnetic golf-head 
covers and more. 

Show your 
school pride! 

summer. Pablo Lema graduated from business school last 
May and moved back to San Francisco with his wife Christina. 
His daughter Sierra was born on Valentine's Day. Pablo has 
been working with a partner on a start-up company (www. after years in banking and is enjoying the new 

challenge. Aleem Visram is co-owner of Multi Insurance 
Retirement & Financial Planning. Trevor Jenvenne is an 
RCMP constable with more than 10 years of service and is 
stationed at the Lac du Bonnet, Man. detachment. Neil 
Goldenberg graduated medical school and started his resi- 
dency in anesthesiology at U of T in July. Jeremy Spevick is 
in residency in neurology in Toronto. 

Ryan Grimes reminisces with UCC's Paul Winnell '67 at the 

March 15 Hong Kong branch reception. 

'99 David Anderson & Elliot Morris, Class Presidents 
Carson Chan has been in Berlin, Germany for the last six 
years since finishing graduate school at Harvard University. 
He opened a non-commercial art and architecture exhibition 
space and has been working as a critic and curator. Matt 
King finished his MBA at the University of Cambridge in 
December and is considering a career in strategy or man- 
agement consulting. Chris Masefleld lives and works in 
Singapore. Matt Elek lives in London, England and runs Vice 
Media Group for Europe. Dave Borden teaches at Trafalgar 
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'00 Hugh McKee, Derek Richardson 
& Dave Spevick, Class Presidents 

UCC vice-principal Innes van Nostrand '82 chatted with Peter Cheung, 
father of Edwin Cheung '00 and Dason Cheung '02, at the March 15 
Hong Kong branch reception. 

Andrew Thompson is engaged to be married to Jen Kelly. 
David Lavallee's accounting business moved into new 
offices in Brossard, Que. last October and his Guimond 
Lavallee Inc. firm now has its name on the building right 
off the Champlain Bridge. David Spevick has split time 
between Boston, Mass. and San Francisco, Calif, working as 
a business operations specialist for, a daily 
deal couponing website. Michael Smith is a captain in the 
Canadian Forces. After completing basic training in February 
and French training in June, he was posted back to Toronto 
as a deputy judge advocate. Hugh McKee is on secondment 
to Credit Suisse in New York, serving as a negotiator. Hugh 
planned to summit Mount Kilimanjaro this summer before 
returning to Mayer Brown to practise law in September. 
Drew Morrison is engaged to marry Joanna Slezak this fall 
in Muskoka. Brent Sharpless finished his first year of law 
school at the University of Calgary and spent his 1L sum- 
mer at Blakes in Calgary. Thobey Campion is cultivating a 
fantastic moustache in Brooklyn, N.Y. 

'01 Pete McFarlane & Elliot Pasztor, Class Presidents 
Jamie Desjardins has become an international rock sensa- 
tion and just finished a European tour. Don Lilly works as a 
barrister in London, England. Michael Koutsaris is studying 
to become a dentist. Chris Hale leases retail properties at 
DTZ Barnicke in Toronto. Alexander Mimran started a 
website company called that enables users to 
store daily journal entries. Nevin Singh has moved back to 
Toronto from Vancouver and is investing in real estate and 
doing mortgage brokerage for the recently formed Clifton 
Blake Realty Advisors. James Sutton is territory sales 
manager for Google Enterprise. Blakeley Willson moved 
to the private client group of Scotiabank. Dave Psutka is a 
musician using the stage name Egyptrixx after graduating 
with a master's degree in journalism from Ryerson Univer- 
sity. Warren Psutka is an executive recruiter in Vancouver. 
Arthur Kwok finished his MBA at Wilfrid Laurier University 
and joined TD Securities as a sales and trading associate. 
Andreas Antoniou is back in Toronto and has opened a 

Greek restaurant called Volos at the corner of York and Rich- 
mond streets. Adam Tichauer is director of Chelsea Piers 
BlueStreak and president of the Pencils of Promise New York 
City leadership council. Adam Sheikh is in law school and 
enjoyed a summer break working at the Commonwealth Bank 
in Jakarta, Indonesia and travelling around Asia. 

'02 Phil D'Abreu & Matthew Hontscharuk, Class Presidents 
Joey Pratile graduated from chiropractic college last spring 
with his doctorate and worked for the summer as a spokes- 
person for Shockwave Canada. Andrew Binkley is an intel- 
lectual property and technology lawyer at Ropes & Gray in 
Boston, Mass. He was at Chris Cullen's bachelor party and 
wedding last summer and then spent time in Canada at the 
family cottage. John Blickstead has lived in Los Angeles for 
two years. He's developing a television pilot for NBC and took 
a job writing for one of NBC's new sitcoms, "Best Friends 
Forever." Sebastian Borza works at Goldman Sachs as a 
senior analyst within the hardware engineering team. He's 
pursuing an MBA from New York University while allocat- 
ing time for the odd bit of fun. He competed in the Warrior 
Dash race in upstate New York last August. Jacob Bregman 
graduated from Harvard Business School with fellow Old 
Boys Chris Tam, Kyle Brack and Farhan Merali 01. He 
moved to Denver, Colo, to start a full-time job in healthcare 
services at Da Vita last September. Michael Cheng works 
in Hong Kong as a senior analyst at an Asia-focused due 
diligence firm called Blue Umbrella Ltd. He's in charge of 
the international and India teams and was interviewed by 
the Wall Street Journal. Ted Christ a kis finished medical 
school and is an ophthalmology resident at the U of T His 
interest is in high altitude medicine and he travelled to Nepal 
to train in wilderness and expedition medicine at Everest 
base camp. Philip D'Abreu lives in London, England and 
works for KKR. Adrian de Valois-Franklin is helping build 
the private equity strategy for the $150-billion Canada Pen- 
sion Plan Investment Board. Adrian has enjoyed reconnecting 
with the Toronto UCC community after spending four years 
in San Francisco working for Accel-KKR and Goldman Sachs. 
Adrian is also developing a new healthcare technology start- 
up company. Colin Evran has returned to school after a few 
years of working at Bain Capital, a private equity fund based 
in Boston, Mass. He's pursuing an MBA at Stanford Univer- 
sity's graduate school of business in Palo Alto, Calif, and 
travelled Europe last summer. Adam Horodnyk works with 
the family business and enjoys poker in his spare time. Ryan 
Gallagher is working towards a PhD. in synthetic biology 
at Yale University. Zack Gans is a software trainer at Apple 
Computer, developing three short films and pursuing his MBA 
at U of T's Rotman School of Management. Geoff Gregoire 
works at RBC in New York. Craig Hill is director of artist 
management at 2 + 2 Management in Toronto. He represents 
bands that tour Europe and Asia and play many American 
festivals. Karim Gillani works for Research In Motion's 
mergers and acquisitions team in San Francisco and looks at 
early-stage start-ups for investment and acquisition. He pre- 
viously worked on projects in developing countries, including 
Kenya, Botswana, Trinidad and Sri Lanka. Kobe Gulersen 

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is i lirector of digital marketing at MasterCard Canada and is 
very involved with the UCC Young Alumni Advisory Com- 
mittee. Simon Leith is entering his final year at Osgoode 
Hall Law School and will spend a semester abroad in the fall 
at the National University of Singapore. Andrew Michalik 
returned to London, Ont. to complete his MBA at the Richard 
Ivey School of Business in July. Ryan Marthinson and his 
wife Diana have been in California while he studies for his 
master's degree in divinity at Fuller Theological Seminary. 
He'll graduate within the next year and then look for youth 
pastor positions. Ryan Morris is growing his investment 
partnership, Meson Capital Partners, and digging deep into 
smaller underfollowed companies. He moved to Santa Monica, 
Calif, in July to work closer with some colleagues. James 
Nairne is an associate director at an UHNW investment 
management firm in downtown Toronto. Peter Roberts lives 
in Toronto and is the head coach and owner of the CrossFit 
Quantum strength and conditioning centre. Dave Rosen is 
doing a master's degree in real estate finance and investment 
at New York University. He spent the last few years working 
in hotel finance and valuation. Peter J. Schwartz, a fellow at 
New York University School of Law, is completing his master's 
program this fall. His first book, Baseball as a Road to God, 
was co-written with NYU president John Sexton and Boston 
Globe columnist Tom Oliphant. It's published by Penguin's 
Gotham Books. 

and is training to be an otolaryngologist (ear, nose and throat 
surgeon) . Amir Heinitz is exploring Cairene kiosk culture. 
Michael Korzinstone is a senior associate at Silver Lake 
Partners, a private equity firm in New York. Geordie King 
is growing a building material supply company (GBM) and a 
software development firm (ICON). Mark Laidlaw is in Vic- 
toria, B.C. training with the national rowing team and pursu- 
ing a master's degree in leadership at Royal Roads University. 
Kevin Leung graduated from medicine at Queen's University 
and will work as a resident in urology at McGill University. 
Alex Richardson is geting his MBA at the Wharton School, 
spiced up with a China-flavoured master's degree. Chan 
Sethi spent a summer clerking for a justice of the Supreme 
Court of India and working for Davis Polk & Wardwell in New 
York and Hong Kong before returning to finish his final year at 
Osgoode Hall. Tyler Ravlo has a master's degree in physio- 
therapy and works at a private clinic in Halifax, N.S., where 
he and Kate purchased a home. Matt Campbell is in Paris, 
France writing for Bloomberg. Yale Fox is a DJ working in 
venues around the world and has launched a marketing/talent 
agency. Yale's home base is divided between Las Vegas, Nev. 
and the Cayman Islands. Andrew Best lives in Shanghai, 
China, is fluent in Mandarin and runs the marketing opera- 
tions of a high-end residential real estate company. He also 
manages the business side of two magazines, one luxury 
lifestyle and one woman's fashion. 

'03 Mike Annecchini & Chan Sethi, Class Presidents 

Mark Salzman, Cameron Brien Arthur Shum and 

Chan Sethi at their fourth Princeton University reunion on May 28. 

Mike Annecchini completed a master's degree in sports 
management at New York University. Keith Chan works 
in Brazil, close to a city called Florianopolis, for a company 
called Votorantim Cementos. Panos Christakis completed 
his fourth year of medical school at Yale and is returning to 
Toronto for a year of clinical research prior to starting his 
residency. Joe Cianflone lives in Bermuda and heads the 
trading research group and manages the European trading 
team at Orbis Investment Management when not becoming 
an avid sailor. Daniel Davids graduated from the master's 
of biotechnology program at U of T and works for Roche 
Canada in sales and marketing. Jordan Glicksman is one 
year into his residency at the University of Western Ontario 

'04 Greg Lowman & Dave Reisman, Class Presidents 
Jeff Taylor works for New York City-based communica- 
tions and advertising firm LaPlaca Cohen, which special- 
izes in museum and performing arts clients. He plays beer 
league winter hockey with fellow NYC Old Boys. Christian 
Walsh is undergoing naval officer training in Victoria, B.C. 
Alex Frechette is training staff, merchandising stores, 
doing demonstrations and staging events for Oakley. Dave 
Phelan married Kelly Hayles and they're living in New 
York. Jeremy Frank finished his third year at Bain and is 
in Philadelphia doing his MBA at Wharton. Clifford Chiu 
works in London, England for Playfish, a games company 
under the EA umbrella. He backpacked through Europe for 
three months before getting to London and had the time of 
his life. He also got engaged to his boyfriend. Scott Now- 
ers graduated from Columbia University with a bachelor of 
arts in economics in May 2010 and sold the Flud Watches 
accessories and apparel company that he started in 2007. He 
does non-profit work at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer 
Center and fives in New York City's Harlem district. Kevin 
Maggisano hopes to graduate from engineering and medi- 
cine at the University of Western Ontario in 2012. Chris 
Horkins graduated from law school at Queen's University 
and is articling in Toronto at Cassels Brock and Blackwell 
LLP. Michael Chua left Morgan Stanley Private Equity to 
continue his career as a concert promoter. He's organized 
concerts featuring The Strokes, Death Cab for Cutie, Franz 
Ferdinand, The National, TV on the Radio, Broken Social 
Scene, Trey Anastasio, T.I., T-Pain, All American Rejects 
and Gym Class Heroes, among others. He works as a talent 
buyer at the Venetian Macao, focusing on routing major 

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12:00 p.m. 

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New Parent Breakfast 

Prep Soccerfest 

UCC Market 

Michael E. Jurist Memorial Tennis Tournament 

Opening Ceremonies 

Silent Auction opens 

Kidzone opens 

B.B.Q. Lunch opens 

St. James Steel Band 

Popcorn and Ice Cream opens 

Family Skate (William P Wilder '40 Arena and Sports Complex) 

Varsity Soccer vs. Crescent 

Hospitality Terrace opens 

Past Parents Reception 

Varsity Football vs. Trinity College School 

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Class Notes 

western acts through China. He's pursuing an MBA in media 
and entertainment at UCLA Anderson. Mike He graduated 
from grad school at the Southern California Institute of 
Architecture in September and plans to stay at least another 
year or two working in Los Angeles. Martyn Gostelow is 
pursuing a doctor of medicine degree at Duke-NUS gradu- 
ate medical school in Singapore. Scott Barter has finished 
his third year at the Ted Rogers School of Business, where 
he's majoring in human resources. David Reisman works at 
Livia Capital Management, a Toronto boutique private equity 
shop, and is in the process of obtaining his CBV designation. 
Greg Lowman works at the Financial Services Roundtable 
in Washington, D.C. Conor McBroom is in Toronto at Slate, 
a real estate private equity and asset management company 
with investments in Canada and the United States. He's 
working towards the CFA designation and a decent golf 
game. Alex Tapscott splits his time between Toronto and 
New York City. David Young works for the family business, 
The Hamilton Group Inc., in Toronto. He's involved in vari- 
ous areas, including mid-ticket leasing, venture capital and 
investing in publicly quoted securities. Jeff Morash works 
at Brookfield Management in Toronto. Brooker Belcourt 
lives in New York City. Max Torokvei is a mining analyst 
at Dynamic Mutual Funds. Sebastien Belanger completed 
his master's degree in finance and is an economist for the 
Canadian Department of Finance in Ottawa. He participated 
in the global investment research challenge, where he rep- 
resented the Montreal CFA society at the Americas region- 
als. David Pepall left his role as an analyst in the Toronto 
office of Standard & Poor's and is enrolled in the master's 
in finance program at London Business School. Derrick 
Leung left Goldman Sachs in New York after three years 
and, after a summer of travel and managing an online non- 
profit apparel company he co-founded with his roommates, 
he moved to Boston, Mass. to pursue an MBA at Harvard 
University. AJ Jamani launched an online shop with Chris- 
tian Rice inspired by their UCC bond. Check out OldBoys- Sean Senthilnathan graduated from medical 
school at Northwestern University in Chicago and returned 
to Toronto start his residency training at U of T Hudson 
Sullivan's love affair with Mountain Dew marketing contin- 
ues at Pepsico in New York City. He's been working on his 
dance moves under the tutelage of roommate and dance- 
floor prodigy Brooker Belcourt. James Ricci is the starting 
goaltender for the CougarLife Cubs. Jon Pezim works as 
a commercial real estate advisor at Newmark Knight Frank 
Devencore, Canada's leading tenant advisory firm, working 
exclusively for the corporate space usor. Matt Cowie has 
moved to Boston, Mass. to do his MBA. Alex Bishop is at 
Queen's Law School and has worked in the legal department 
at BMO Capital Markets. Pete Irwin works in the toy busi- 
ness and manages major accounts in the U.S. and Canada, 
as well as opening up accounts in non-traditional retail 
channels. Andrew Kirkpatrick works within BMO's anti- 
money laundering and terrorist financing unit. Justin Wu is 
a fashion photographer stationed in Paris and Belgium and 
has completed his master's degree in international business 
management. Check out 

'05 Ryan Adams & John Rozehnal, Class Presidents 
Dan Bederman played for Team Canada at the fourth Inter- 
national Federation of American Football Senior Men's World 
Championships in Austria in July. Mike Finley is at McGill 
University's Faculty of Law after working for a summer at 
Davies Ward Philips and Vineberg in Toronto. Matt Ianucci 
studied Hebrew in Jerusalem and is doing a PhD. in politics at 
Brandeis University. John Rozehnal works in a cardiovascular 
biomarkers lab at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, 
Mass. John Thorp works for a small private equity firm in New 
York, mostly in renewable energy. He's surrounded by Old Boys 
and plays as much hockey as possible. Ryan Adams finished 
his first year at the President Clinton School of Public Service, 
completing his master's degree in public administration and 
public service. He's at the social sector office at McKinsey & 
Company in Washington, D.C. David Gray Donald worked on 
contract for McGill University's office of sustainability. Brayden 
Irwin graduated from the University of Vermont's marketing 
program in 2010 and returned to Toronto to play hockey for 
the Marlies. Charlie Iscoe left J.P. Morgan's investment bank- 
ing division in New York to work for Goldman Sachs' private 
equity group. He plays weekly hockey games with other UCC 
Old Boys living in New York. Matt Dennis works in New York 
as an analyst at Optima Fund Management. Imran Pirani lives 
in Oakville, Ont. working as a broker at Debit Credit Canada. 
After finishing his bachelor of commerce degree in 2009, he 
finished a master's degree in international business at Queen's 
University. He spent five months in Italy last year for his mas- 
ter's program. Alex Koppel works in Toronto in mergers and 
acquisitions advisory. He switched from Canaccord Genuity 
to National Bank Financial the week after Dan Maev '03 left. 
Ryan Campbell works in the Toronto Blue Jays' baseball oper- 
ations department doing statistical analysis and other general 
office administration. Johnny Cassels is bombing around in a 
Viper, getting nine miles to the gallon, listening to Whitesnake 
and loving every minute of it. Francois Cadieux is pursuing 
a PhD. in aerospace engineering at the University of South- 
ern California. Elliot Coombe did a six-month contract with 
WWF-Canada and then started TSP International Inc., which 
has partnered with artist organizations from Toronto and New 
York to put on a new festival called Atomic Lollipop. Jeremy 
Campbell finished his second year at Harvard Law School and 
then worked at Sullivan & Cromwell in New York. He plans to 
go back there after he graduates. He worked the prior summer 
as a legal intern in the commissioner's office for Major League 
Baseball. Cam MacNeil lives in Toronto and works in brand 
marketing for Molson Canadian. David Leith graduated from 
the JD/HBA program at the University of Western Ontario's 
faculty of law and the Richard Ivey School of Business and is 
articling at Torys in Toronto. Geoff Dittrich finished his first 
year of law at the University of British Columbia and spent a 
summer working with Phil Noelting's start-up business. Ben 
Sharpe produces commercials at Taxi in Toronto. Max Bruce 
finished his first year on the force at York Regional Police. 
James Giroday finished his second year at Yale University, 
completing his master's degree in architecture. Ken Lam is in 
Windsor at the satellite campus of the University of Western 
Ontario's medical school. 

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'06 Arthur Soong, Class President 

Jimmy Ding went through some troubled times when he 

I almost didn't , He dropped out 

of in ii id underwent more personal pr< iblems 

i new focus that helped him get. accepted 
niversity of Western Ontario, where he says 
ling. "I flew by first year as an honoi 
student, was formally recognized as the top contribi 
in my business class in second year and, as a result, go 
into the Richard Ivey School of Business in my 
ipleted my firs! 1 reset 

tics with a professor this summer." 

Kevin Barford graduated from McGill University in 2010 
and celebrated by spending the summer golfing and travel- 
ling through Europe. He's since moved back to Toronto to 
work for Rio Novo Gold Inc, a junior gold producer with 
properties in Brazil. David Basu Roy completed an honours 
specialization in music at the University of Western Ontario 
and will complete programs in green process engineering, 
social justice and peace studies. He spent time working with 
communities in El Salvador and Guatemala, investigating the 
negative impacts of Canadian mining corporations operating 
in the region. James Binckly successfully completed both 
his degree in religious studies and his internship at the U.S. 
Consulate in Toronto. He's looking for a job in Toronto in pub- 
lic relations or communications while working part-time as a 
sous chef and travel writer. Christopher Birks is studying 
for a master's degree in intelligence and international security 
at King's College in London, England. Colin Brown gradu- 
ated in 2010 from the Richard Ivey School of Business and 
works in advertising at DDB Canada in Toronto. Nick Chan 
works at Ernst & Young and is pursuing his CA designation. 
Jeff Chen graduated from the Richard Ivey School of Busi- 
ness and started at Goldman Sachs in New York. Simon Choy 
started a company that helps charities. Nikhil Daljeet is 
pursuing a career in dentistry and writing for Maple Leafs Hot 
Stove. Aamer Javed works at PWC in Toronto. Jonathan 
Jeong works at a media agency called OMD. Ricky Kang 

works in real estate tax in KPMG's New York office. Hassan 
Kassam graduated from New York University's Stern School 
of Business in finance and accounting. He'll have Ms master's 
degree in accounting before starting work in the tax division 
at Ernst and Young in October. Mike Kim finished his studies 
at New York University and started work at Citi in the city. 
Matthew Kupfer is pursuing a master of journalism degree 
at Carleton University. He was an intern and contributor at 
Toronto's Eye Weekly. Tom Lace works at PWC. Henry Lau 
is studying for his master's degree in operation research. 
Nathan Leader is becoming a doctor in Australia. Charles 
Lee enjoys PwC HK and took two months off work during 
the summer for a conversion program before writing his first 
set of CPA exams in December. Ricardo Lee works at Xerox 
as an operations analyst and is working towards his CMA. 
Aaron Leung is getting his master's degree at the University 
of British Columbia. Richard Martin is back in Toronto after 
four months of backpacking in southeast Asia with Sanders 
Lazier and Felix Cornehl. He works at PwC and is studying 
for his CA exams. Dom Owen graduated from McGill Univer- 
sity and will travel throughout Asia on his way to Australia, 
where he hopes to work flying helicopters for a year. Reid 
Pauly moved to Palo Alto, Calif, to work on nuclear weapons 
policy at the Center for International Security and Coopera- 
tion at Stanford University. Mark Phelan will spend his fall 
semester at HEC in Paris, France and the spring semester 
at FGV in Sao Paulo, Brazil in pursuit of a combined MSc/ 
MIM. Andrew Reburn works at IBM Canada. Arthur Soong 
works at KPMG and is pursuing his CA designation. Simon 
Sostmann went back to Germany to conclude his medical 
studies. Jonathan Tam will begin his second year at the 
University of Toronto Faculty of Law and Massey College. 
Jonathan To is at KPMG pursuing the CA designation. 
Clarence Tso works at Microsoft in Seattle. Charles Wong 
finished his first year of medicine at McMaster University and 
went to Angola for the summer to work with a general sur- 
geon. Jason Young is pursuing his master's degree in biology. 
Nathan Leader is at the University of Melbourne's medical 
school in Australia. Tommy Heng works in Cambodia. 
Hussein Kapasi works for KMG in Singapore. 

'07 Alain Bartleman & Justin Danto-Clancy, Class Presidents 
Alain Bartleman worked at Statistics Canada and a law 
practice over the summer and is now at the University of 
Geneva to get a master's degree in international relations. 
Omar Madhany worked at the crown attorney's office over 
the summer before heading to the University of Pennsylvania 
Law School. Mike Tatham is studying engineering at the 
University of Waterloo. Rhys Jubb is back from France and 
beginning his final year at Rice University. Dan Webster is 
finishing his degree at Queen's University and working at the 
Bank of Nova Scotia. Tim Lai is in the School of the Orient's 
African studies program following a summer at Christie's. 
Zach Meyoriwtz is at Brandeis University. Ben Loh is taking 
steps to become Toronto's top restaurateur and will finish his 
degree in the fall. Paul Phelan graduated from Dalhousie 
University and has a beard. Travis Ritch graduated from 
UCL and works in the Cayman Islands. Andrew McLean is at 

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Class Notes 

U of T's faculty of law with Donny Szirmak. Sean Mehta is 

starting at U of T's faculty of medicine with Michael Ching. 
Rikesh Tanna has finished four years of his pharmacy pro- 
gram and is eagerly awaiting the next two. Andrew Mihalik 
is at the London School of Economics. Matthew Spencer is 
taking a victory lap at U of T. Justin Jin is cadaver spe- 
lunking at the University of Glasgow's faculty of medicine. 
Brandon Park is an investment banking analyst at Citigroup. 
Fabio Schweitzer is studying medicine in Germany. Harty 
Pitfield was at Chubb Insurance and is set to graduate from 
QComm. Adrian Kwok graduated from Princeton University 
and will start as a business analyst at McKinsey & Company 
in New York City. David Kepes is going after his master's 
degree in global affairs at the Munk School of Global Affairs. 
Brian Law graduated from the University of Miami. Kevin 
Lee is a thermal engineer at Facebook and working on its 
open computing program. David Garland graduated from 
the mathematics program at the University of Michigan. Pas- 
cal Vlsentin has finished a summer of cycling around France 
and a degree in biology. Matt Nicol is modelling in New York. 
Bradley Rose spent his summer on the soccer field and is 
graduating from Yale University. Will Pollit and Vicar Rizvi 
are at U of T bickering over English liberalism in the late 19th 
century. Alex Treiber worked in Toronto over the summer. 
Julio Koch is a translator in New York City after graduat- 
ing in economics from Cornell University. Ishan Parikh is a 
McGill University graduate at large. Martin Shen moved to 
San Francisco to work at Sanzhar Sultanov is 
producing his new crime drama, The Archetypes, for a fall 
2012 release. Aron Zaltz is beginning graduate studies in 
English at U of T. Dan Szirmak graduated from Cornell and 
is at law school in Toronto. 

'08 Dave Marshall & (alum Mew, Class Presidents 
TJ Cook has completed his third year of a history degree 
at Adrian College in Michigan. He plays field lacrosse for the 
college's Division III NCAA team and helped bring it a confer- 
ence win. The team was selected to play in the national tour- 
nament, where it was defeated in the first round. TJ earned 
a high grade point average and was named to the dean's list. 
Stephan LeBlanc is in the University of Ottawa's com- 
bined law/MBA program. Siddharth Fresa graduated with 
distinction in law and management from his Italian university 
and is in his second year at the University of Reading's law 
school in the U.K. He's the editor-in-chief of the University 
of Macerata Student Law Review and worked this summer 
with the presidency of the Italian Republic. Adam Jutha 
interned at the National Academy of Social Insurance in 
Washington, D.C. before starting his junior year in the health 
policy and management track at the University of North 
Carolina. Adam is a resident advisor, teaching assistant and 
student body secretary. Karim Ladak is at the Mayo Clinic 
doing a medical research internship in cardiology, trying to 
develop new stem cell diagnostics and therapeutics to combat 
heart failure. Mike Ricci worked at CTVs etalk for the sum- 
mer. After Andrew Pel directed Ricci and fellow Old Boys 
Markus Liik and Andrew Cannon in Glengarry Glen Ross 
in February, the same group plans to present The Pillow- 

man by Martin McDonagh next winter to cap off their final 
year at the University of Western Ontario. The four of them 
have been working together since IB2 theatre. Pel will finish 
his specialization in English language and literature as an 
exchange student at the University of St. Andrews next year. 
Adrian Wangerin finished his third year of medical school in 
Tubingen, Germany. He lives in a liberal and social fraternity, 
mostly because it feels so much like boarding at UCC. He 
looks forward to being back in Canada shortly. 

The Class of '08 extends its mosl 

the family and friends of one of our boys, Andrew 
Lloyd, who passed away earlier this year. Andrew was 
a great friend to many, and he will truly be missed. 
And) omunity service trip to 1 

while at UCC, and a memorial fund ha 1 in 

his name to establish a school in Kenya. This great proj- 
ect is but one of the ways in which Andrew's memory 
will live on. Memorial donations may be made I 
Wildlife Conservancy Q i in memory of Andrew 

J. Lloyd. They may be sent via mail to Lewa Wildlife 
Conservancy (Canada), 283 Oriole Parkway, Toronto, 
ON, MSP 2H4; or through the Canada Helps websiti 
www. canadahelps . org . 

'09 Nicholas Lombardo & Karim Pabani, Class Presidents 
Taheer Datoo finished his second year at McGill University 
working towards a finance and economics degree. He spent 
the summer working at the Ontario Teacher's Pension Plan. 
Johnny Henderson is studying international relations at 
Trinity College at U of T and was elected vice-president of 
the Kappa Alpha Society. He worked this past summer in the 
office of the executive director for Canada, Ireland and the 
Caribbean at the International Monetary Fund in Washing- 
ton, D.C. Jules Koifman had a great second year in Queen's 
University's commerce program and then worked for a solar 
energy financing firm in Toronto. He travelled to Sanya, China 
with the non-profit consulting group he founded this past 

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year to complete its first project in August. Jules will spend 
the fall semester on exchange at Fudan University in Shang- 
hai, China. Nicholas Lombardo finished his second year as 
an economics major at Yale University and spent the sum- 
mer working at JFP Holdings, an investment bank in Beijing, 
China. Marc Roper had a great season playing Junior A 
hockey in Prince Edward Island last winter and hopes to play 
at university this year. Luis Orozco is going into his second 
year at the McGill School of Architecture after spending last 
summer studying at Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan. He 
was a graphic and web designer in Toronto and continued his 
architectural studies in Greece in the summer. Matt Stevens 
ran the Toronto Marathon as a result of a bet. 

'10 Tony Drivas, Class President 

Robbie Albino spent his summer away from the University 
of British Columbia working in the Yukon as a soil sampler. 
Derek Chan completed his first year in the faculty of arts 
and science at U of T and hopes to complete a double major 
in psychology and cognitive science. Derek returned to Kenya 
this summer to continue work with One Laptop per Child that 
he started at UCC, and he'll begin teaching yoga at Moksha 
studios by next year. Jonathan Chiang enjoyed his first year 
at Dartmouth College and will play for the school's lacrosse 
team next year. David Choo Chong completed his first year 
in the faculty of health sciences at McMaster University. He 
enrolled in organic chemistry and natural disasters courses 
for the spring/summer semester. David hopes to travel to 
Peru for volunteer work later this summer. Graham Cowan 
finished his first year at the University of Western Ontario's 
Richard Ivey School of Business, received his Duke of Edin- 
burgh gold award and worked at the Oakdale Golf Club over 
the summer. Jonathan Cupillari is majoring in computer 
science and business as part of the double degree program 
between the University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier Uni- 
versity. Antonis Drivas is studying business management 
and organizational studies at Western and is a recent addition 
to the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. Jean-William Dumont 
joined a rugby club team at the University of Miami. He was a 
financial analyst at Scotiabank in Montreal over the summer. 
Eric Eaton is in the faculty of arts and a member of the Delta 
Kappa Epsilon fraternity at the University of British Colum- 
bia. He spent his summer in Vancouver. Kevin Fu enjoyed 
his first year at Queen's University and will live with Old Boy 
Trevor Wong next year. Kevin took the Canadian Securities 
Course over the summer. Owen Gaffney is studying in the 
faculty of social sciences and is a member of the Princeton 
University rowing team. He studied in Germany during the 
summer. Adam Gordon studies computer science at U of T's 
Trinity College. Adam tied the knot with Victoria Lehman on 
May 28 and chose Old Boy Derek Chan to be his best man. 
Ben Green is studying Canadian-American relations at West- 
ern and worked at the Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Centre 
for the summer. Geoffrey Harricks is studying history and 
advertising at U of T's Trinity College and DJs under the alias 
Kasel at Toronto clubs. Benedict Hicks and Samuel Hicks 
graduated from Lawrenceville School in New Jersey, where 
they were nominated for having the best hair in the school's 

yearbook, and will play junior hockey in Atlanta. Douglas 
Higgins is at Queen's University and went to Australia with 
friends for the summer to help build and work at a llama 
farm. Justin Jeong had a great first year at Western and will 
continue rooming with Old Boy Nolan Jarvis next year. He 
worked in Toronto at the Investors Group over the summer. 
Harris Kaufman studied first year law at England's Univer- 
sity of Bristol and is on the school's hockey team, which was 
top-ranked in the country. Jeffrey Kong was co-president 
of his residence hall council at University of Michigan - Ann 
Arbor. He now has an apartment and stayed in Michigan over 
the summer. Simon Lee is majoring in architecture and 
finance at U of T's Trinity College and he joined the Alpha 
Delta Phi literary society. Ryan Leung enjoyed his first year 
at Western and spent the summer working in Hong Kong. 
Jeffery MacDonald was a member of the University of St. 
Andrews' rugby team in Scotland and climbed Ben Nevis 
(the highest mountain in the U.K.) with other Old Boys who 
study at the school. David MacNicol was a member of the 
Western Mustangs varsity lacrosse team. Cameron O'Neil 
continued his lacrosse career at the University of St. Andrews 
and played in several tournaments with the golf team. He 
also took advantage of the easy access to several European 
countries and travelled all over Europe with new friends and 
some fellow Old Boys. Christopher Ostojic balanced his 
studies at Western with his professional StarCrafi II career. 
John Park is majoring in ecology and evolutionary biology at 
Yale University. He's a hiking trip leader for outdoor fresh- 
man orientation and plays on the men's rugby team with Old 
Boy Nick Lombardo. John acquired a gun license to protect 
himself from polar bears in the Canadian Arctic, where he did 
ecological research this summer. Adrian Pel will leave U of 
T's Trinity College to study geography at Cambridge Univer- 
sity this fall. He hopes to row for the Cambridge lightweight 
team. Mike Pierratos is studying mechanical engineering 
at Queen's University. He's very active in his faculty and has 
been selected to be a free (frosh leader) in the fall. Andrew 
Morrison is at Hamilton College. Alexander Morsink is 
in Queen's University's commerce program and has an avid 
interest in finance. He worked for a private equity firm in 
the U.S. this summer. Warren Moysey played for Western's 
varsity rugby team. Karim Rahemtulla is majoring in urban 
planning at the University of Waterloo. He was invited to 
attend the International Scholar Laureate Program Confer- 
ence on International Relations and Human Development in 
China as a student delegate representative of Canada in the 
summer. Colin Rhind enjoyed his first year at Western and 
worked at TD Securities over the summer. Paul Rozehnal 
is at the University of British Columbia and stuck around 
Vancouver finding his way around the kitchen working as a 
line cook over the summer. Paul will live with Old Boy Rob- 
bie Albino in the fall. Andrew Shen played for the Univer- 
sity of St. Andrews' lacrosse team and was its treasurer. He 
competed at the British national lacrosse championships as a 
member of the Scottish under 21 team. Ryan Taylor is study- 
ing media information and technology at Western. He was 
second in rookie scoring and the recipient of the Lax Bro of 
the Year award for the Mustangs varsity lacrosse team. Ryan 

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worked at College Pro Painting while balancing practice and 
games for his box lacrosse team over the summer. Connor 
Woodside enjoyed his first year at U of T's Trinity College 
and worked at a summer camp in Nova Scotia for the summer. 
Trevor Wong will transfer from the science faculty to the 
economics faculty in the fall at Queen's University. Trevor has 
taken a large interest in the stock market and planned to cre- 
ate his own portfolio over the summer. Abby Vaidyanathan 
gained membership into U of T's Kappa Alpha Society and 

spent his summer working on Parliament Hill for the Conser- 
vative Party of Canada. Eric Vanderbeek is specializing in 
political science at U of T's New College. He's a member of the 
varsity swim team and has qualified for the nationals. Jens 
Zentil spent his summer away from Williams College learning 
to be a plumber. 

'11 Graham Vehovec, Class President 

Departing math teacher and varsity basketball coach Chetan Prasad 
bids farewell to class president Graham Vehovec. 

Allen Champagne, Hassan Abdul and Ben Jakobek let 

a bit loose after the graduation ceremony. 



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CLASS OF 2011 




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Upcoming Events 


Sunday, Sept. 11 

Wednesday, Sept. 14 

Tuesday, Sept. 20 

Thursday, Sept. 22 

Monday, Sept. 26 

Friday, Sept. 30 

Saturday, Oct. 1 

Wednesday, Oct. 12 

Sunday, Oct. 16 
Saturday, Oct. 22 
Tuesday, Oct. 25 

Saturday, Nov. 12 
Wednesday, Nov. 16 
Friday, Nov. 18 
Friday, Dec. 2 
Friday, Dec. 16 

Thursday, Dec. 22 


Friday, Jan. 20 

Sunday, Jan. 22 

Wednesday, Feb. 15 

Saturday, Feb. 18-19 

New Family Open House at Norval 

1 p.m. to 3 p.m., UCC Norval campus 
Branch Reception in London, Ont. 

7 p.m., Moxie's Classic Grill 
Meeting of the Association Council 

6:30 p.m., UCC Student Centre, 3rd Floor 
Branch Reception in Kingston, Ont. 

7 p.m., University Club 
Council of 1829 Reception 

6:30 p.m., UCC Grant House garden 
Reunion Golf Tournament 

9 a.m. or 11:15 a.m., Lionhead Golf and Country Club, 

8525 Mississauga Rd., Brampton, Ont. 

Reunion Class Events 

Various times and locations for honoured years (1962, 

1966, 1971, 1976, 1981, 1986, 1991, 1996, 2001 and 2006) 

celebrating their reunion 

Association Day (all day) 

For all members of the College community 

Reunion Dinner 

Classes of 1962, 1966, 1971, 1976, 1981, 1986, 1991, 

1996, 2001 and 2006 

7 p.m., Hewitt Athletic Centre 

UCC Community Meeting and 
Association Annual General Meeting 

7 p.m., UCC Upper School 

Norval Fall Open House 

1 p.m. to 3 p.m., UCC Norval campus 

Branch Reception in Boston 

7 p.m., The Harvard Club 

Common Ties Mentorship Program with Canadian 
Football League commissioner Mark Cohon 

7 p.m., Hewitt Lounge, UCC 

Branch Reception in Montreal 

7 p.m., University Club 

Common Ties and YAAC: MBA Admissions Tips & Tricks 

7 p.m., UCC 

Branch Dinner in London, England 

7 p.m., The Royal Automobile Club 

Lunch for Former Faculty and Staff 

Noon, UCC Upper Dining Hall 

Downtown Christmas Lunch 

Time and Location: TBD 

Wing Night for Classes of 2008, '09, '10 and '11 

7 p.m., Scallywags 

Winterfest and Winter Sports Night 

7 p.m., UCC 

Winter Open House at Norval 

1 p.m. to 3 p.m., UCC Norval campus 

Founder's Dinner 

6 p.m., UCC 

YAAC Hockey in Harlem Tournament 

New York City, New York 

Be a recruitment 

We travel to recruit great students. If you'd like 
to introduce a family to UCC, contact executive 
director of recruitment Struan Robertson about 
activities in your area at 
or 416-488-1125, ext. 2220. 

Recruitment Events 



Nov. TBD: Montreal, Que. 
Nov. TBD: Quebec City, Que. 
Nov. 27: Vancouver, B.C. 
Nov. 29: Calgary, Alta. 
Nov. 30: Saskatoon, Sask. 
Dec. 1: Winnipeg, Man. 


TBD: Halifax, N.S. 
TBD: Moncton, N.B. 
TBD: Charlottetown, P.E.I. 
TBD: St. John's, Nfld. 


(Please note that exact dates are subject 
to change and are provided for purposes of 
connecting prospective families to admission 
representatives while they're in a particular city, 
region or country.) 

Sept. 19-24: TBD, Brazil 

Sept. 25-27: Bogota, Colombia 

Sept. TBD: Cali and Medellin, Colombia 

Oct. 15: Dubai, United Arab Emirates 

Oct. 16: Doha, Qatar 

Oct. 18-24: Saudi Aramco Schools, Saudi Arabia 

Oct. 26-30: Istanbul and Ankara, Turkey 

Nov. 1-3: Bermuda 

Nov. 5: Tokyo, Japan 

Nov. 7-12: Munich, Heidelberg, Frankfurt, 

Duesseldorf and Hamburg, Germany 

Nov. 8: Hanoi, Vietnam 

Nov. 10: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam 

Nov. 12: Bangkok, Thailand 

Nov. 14: Budapest, Hungary 

Nov. 15-17: Barbados 

Jan. 23-25: Lagos, Nigeria 

Jan. 27-28: Abuja, Nigeria 

Jan. 30: TBD, Morocco 

Feb. 15-19: TBD, Mexico 

Stay connected 

For more information, please contact the 
Association office at 416-484-8629 or 1-800- 
822-5361 toll-free anywhere in North America. 
Email Register online for 
UCC Association events at in the 
"Community" section. 

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Blake Hutcheson, Wedd's '8v 


Boarding Forever. The global call. 

The cycle forges on, thanks to generous Old Boys like 
Blake Hutcheson (Class of '80), who is spearheading 
our campaign to revitalize boarding facilities and raise 
money for scholarships. To date, $9.1 million towards our 
$14-million goal has been raised. UCC takes its Boarding 
Forever campaign on the road this year with celebrations in 
Montreal, New York, London, Hong Kong and beyond. Come 
out and support us, or show your passion for boarding with 
a donation. 

pper Canada College 
200 Lonsdale Rd. 
Toronto ON M4V 1W6 
Admission Office: 
416-488-1125, ext. 4123 

Get details and dates at 

Think Ahead. 


Spot Wally in the crowd of £ ©rmer 
classmates and friends at Reunion 

September 30 - Reunion Golf Tournament and Class Events 
October 1 - Association Day and Reunion Dinner 

HONOURED CLASSES: 1962, 1966, 1971, 1976, 1981, 1986, 
1991, 1996, 2001, 2006. Mark your calendars today. 

Visit to register for reunion festivities. 

For more information or to get involved, contact Lindsay Tarvit 
at or 416-488-1125, ext. 3357. 


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